Alfred Higton (1896–1954)


Machine Gun Corp 124110 6th Battalion. 49th Battery

Alfred Higton left for service on 22 November, 1916.

He was born 28 September 1896; baptised 17 Feb 1897 (Matlock Bath) and died in 1954. He married Lily Evans in 1923 [Nick Higton]

Nick Higton, has a one-name study of the HIGTON family at

Belper News 7 July 1916 reported that Alfred Higton had his coat stolen whilst he was at the Matlock Bath switchback in the Derwent Gardens. The thief, George Vickers from Sheffield, was caught and fined 5s. Vickers had been a soldier and was returned to work in munitions in Sheffield. He was granted mercy because of his war record , discharged after paying the fine, and returning the coat to Higton.

Switchback at Matlock Bath

The switchback can be seen at the bottom of the postcard

Medal Card Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.


1901: Scarthin

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frank Higton Head 35 Builder & joiner Matlock Bath
Hannah Elizabeth Higton wife 36   Cromford
John Higton son 8   Cromford
Alice Higton daughter 6   Cromford
Alfred Higton son 4   Cromford
Dora Higton daughter 2   Cromford
Edith Higton daughter 2 mo   Cromford

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1911: Matlock Bath

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frank Higton Head 45 Joiner Matlock Bath
Hannah Elizabeth Higton wife 46   Cromford
Alice Ellen Higton daughter 16 Hosiery mender Lea Mills Matlock Bath
Alfred Higton son 14 Factory hand Lea Mills Matlock Bath
Dora Higton daughter 12 School Matlock Bath
Edith Joan Higton daughter 10 Schools Matlock Bath
William Ellis boarder 59 Gentleman, independent means Matlock

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1939 Register: Ridgehill Ave, Sheffield

Higton Alfred born 23 Sept 1896; tramways motororman
Higton Lily born 16 Mar 1895