Following visits by some of our family to the WW1 French Western Front, and to the site of The Battle of Fromelles 1917 in which a relative, William Bruce Higgins, was a casualty and whose burial site was not discovered till 2008, and whose remains were identified by DNA testing, it was decided that our family needed to know more of his earlier life and war record. It should be mentioned that his Parents and siblings went to their graves knowing only that he had lost his life in battle but with no further information despite years of trying to uncover the detail. A few of us were able to gather some of the more important points of his life but we were not able to fill in the detail gaps until Lyn Hancock came onto the scene with an offer to research those details for us.
After a few months of well organised research Lyn was able to find the answers to the gaps through thorough research of records of Government, Local Council, Births Deaths and Marriage Registrations, Newspaper research, Church documents etc. Our Family thank Lyn for her wonderful work in researching, sorting and documenting in detail the information, and also for having the ability to open those “doors“ which were unknown to us, but hid some valuable information. Well done Lyn.