William Higgins was the only son of William and Elizabeth Higgins. William John Higgins was born on 10th March 1896 in Magherafelt. By 1911 William had left school and was working as a telegraph messenger. He worked for the Midland Railway Company. The family lived in King Street. Williamís mother died on 4th December 1914.illiam joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in the early summer of 1915. Williamís sister died on 3rd October 1915, aged just 16. Private William Higgins was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 12th April 1916. He was 20 years old.
Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens along the D919 to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the east side of the village and the extension is on the eastern side of the cemetery.