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Remembering World War II
West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1919
Place of Birth:
Date of Enlistment:
February 11, 1942
Place of Enlistment:
Address At Enlistment:
Yarmouth South, NS
Age at Enlistment:
Height: 5 feet, 4 inches
Weight: 132 lbs.
Hair: Dark Brown
Next of Kin:
Roy Higby [Father] Yarmouth South, NS
Date of Death:
October 23, 1944
Age at Death:
Coriano Ridge War Cemetery (Italy)
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
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
Sources and Information:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Veterans Affairs Canada