|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Moonta, South Australia|
|School||Public School, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Other training||Sadler by trade|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Brigg, 317 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil (rejected for enlistment in Citizen Military Forces on acount of withered arm)|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Sarah BRIGGS, 11 Mornington Road, Unley, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother-in-law: 3426 Pte David Joshua PASCOE, 50th Bn, killed in action, 27 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.
Proceeded to join 32nd Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Found guilty, Morbecque, 27 June 1916, of urinating in the lines: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Missing, 20 July 1916.
List of British Dead (Paybook handed to German authorities from N.O.A.O.K. 6) forwarded by Comite International de la Croix Rouge at Geneva to H.M. Minister at Berne. Assistant Adjutant General rules to be reported as 'Killed in action, 20 July 1916'.
Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.
Final German Death List, dated Melbourne, 15 October 1920: 'Killed in Action 20th July 1916. Hoffman C.R.S. 32 Austr. Batl. Fell 19.7.1916 at Fromelles.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently (1916) 35 Charles Street, Unley, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HOFFMAN Clarence Rhody Swan
Red Cross file 1350511