Mr Higgs was a bandsman with the Royal Irish Rifles. On Easter Monday 1916 near noon he was with a party who had been on funeral duty and were returning to barracks from Glasnevin Cemetery. Near the Guinness brewery a group of Irish Volunteers cycled past them.
Some of them had bandoliers and these tammies you see and they didn’t look right as an ordinary cycling squad. And they kept their noses to the grindstone never looked left or right and went straight through.
Mr Higgs was a bandsman with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles.
Mr Higgs was interviewed for the television series 'Ireland A Television History', 27 June 1979.