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Name: Kenneth Higby Rank: Private Service No: F/5092 Regiment: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: July 29, 1919 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: February 11, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth South, NS Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Weight: 132 lbs. Complexion: Medium/Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Roy Higby [Father] Yarmouth South, NS Date of Death: October 23, 1944 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: X, A, 8. The 57th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 334 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 19 Private Kenneth Higby was the son of Willard Roy and Nellie Boyd Higby, of Yarmouth South, NS. He was one of thirteen children. His mother died June 2, 1935. He left school at age fifteen and worked on dairy farms until his enlistment. He completed basic training at Yarmouth No. 60 CIBTC in January and February 1942. He served in Canada from February 11, 1942 to June 1, 1942, in the United Kingdom from June 2, 1942 to June 15, 1943 and in Italy from June 16, 1943 until his death on October 23, 1944. On October 23, 1944 the West Nova Scotia Regiment engaged the enemy as they attempted to cross the Savio River near Cesena. Private Higby was killed in action. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Kenneth Higby