William Hyghgate

Name   William Hyghgate

Number    L/7942

Battalion      Royal Sussex Regiment  

Place of Birth   Brighton Sussex 19/10/1880 

Next of Kin   His mother, Harriett Hyghgate of Brighton Sussex

Date and place of enlistment

He had served in the Boer War and enlisted to join his former regiment. The men who wanted to return to their former British regiments sailed on the first Anzac Convoy.

Physical details on enlistment


Occupation   Farm labourer

Date and place of death

He died on 24/9/1918

Location of grave or memorial

Bellicourt British Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Lived in the Mt Eccles area before enlisting 

Military History

  • He was in the British forces was in Boer War. He left Mt Eccles to enlist and travel to England to join his old regiment.
  • He was in the Royal Sussex Regiment
  • He travelled to England on one ship of the Anzac Convoy. This ship carried those going to rejoin the regiments they had been in before.

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