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Bernard Warner BRIGGS

Regimental number665
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolGeelong Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressGanya Station, Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 0.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Anthony Brough Briggs, Ganya Station, Swan Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Geelong Grammar School Cadets, Victoria.
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Discharge date27 October 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6271 Driver Stanley Holmes BRIGGS, 2nd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 October 1915 (jaundice); transferred to Egypt, 2 November 1915, and admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 7 November 1915; transferred to Helouan Convalescent Camp, 26 November 1915; rejoined unit, 10 December 1915.

Admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 24 June 1916 (crushed finger, right hand: mild), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital; to 3rd Australian Stationary Hospital, Abbassia, 24 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1916; discharged (wounded) Melbourne, 27 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRIGGS Bernard Warner

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