Grandfather's name was
James Higham, he was born on Jan 4 1918, and died on June 12 1980 of lung cancer. He was a stoker (stoker PO at some time) onboard HMS Repulse when she was sunk in 1941. He was picked-up by an
Australian ship (This
would have been HMAS Vampire). His best mate was
Taffy Morgan, who died during the sinking.
Information provided by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:
Able Seaman, D/SSX 17994, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 23. Son of Bertha Morgan, of Lower Broughton, Lancashire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 1.