Walter Ernest Higham

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Commander (retired) Walter Ernest Higham, (25 November, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Higham was a special entry to the Training Establishment. He left on 1 February 1916 and was appointed to Superb, fighting in her at the Battle of Jutland. He left her when he was appointed to Excellent for a short course in gunnery for work in T.B.Ds..

On 8 August 1918 he was appointed to Dolphin for instruction in submarines.

Higham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1919. On 9 January 1922, he was appointed to H 44 as first lieutenant.

Higham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1927.

Higham was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Commander on 25 November, 1942.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil N. Downie
Captain of H.M.S. H 23
20 Aug, 1924 – 28 Apr, 1926
Succeeded by
Thomas E. K. Donaldson
Preceded by
Wilfrid St. A. Malleson
Captain of H.M.S. L 69
30 Apr, 1928[1] – 21 Mar, 1930
Succeeded by
George C. P. Menzies
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Phoenix
29 Nov, 1930[2] – 12 Apr, 1933[Inference]
Succeeded by
Lancelot L. B. Myers


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 261.