Noel Thomas HIGTON (1888–1952)


Army Service Corps T/4/172768  

Photo courtesy Brenda Street

Noel Higton in WW1

Thomas Noel Higton was not on the original Roll of Honour, his name came to light during research into Crich men who served. We know he lived at Plaistow Green, Crich during 1918 and he was living in Crich during the 1930s. The earliest we have managed to find him is in the 1891 census when he was living with his mother and grandparents at Alderwasley. He has not been found in subsequent census records. In 1922 he married Edith Florence Mary JULIAN and he died in 1952 aged 64.

He was baptised at Wirksworth 11 March 1889, mother Julia Higton.

1918 Crich voters
Noel Thomas Higton, Plaistow Green absent on military service.

Medal Roll Index Card
Higton Noel T, awarded the Victory and British War medals.

1939 Register: Cliff House, Crich
Noel T Higton b.16 December 1888; spar miner, heavy work
Florence (Edith FM) b.30 December 1899
Joyce (E) Newborough (Higton) b.14 July 1922; tape sorter
Evelyn Cook (Parkin, Higton) b.18 July 1935; school
Samuel (Henry) Fantom b.1 May 1905; gannister getter, heavy work
three closed records


1891 Oak Hill, Wigwell, Alderwasley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Phineas Higton Head 65 Gardener Alderwasley
Ann Higton wife 65   Alderwasley
Julia Higton daughter 28   Alderwasley
Thomas N Higton grandson 2   Alderwasley

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