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Regimental number10693
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolState School, Cottesloe, Western Australia
AddressLocksley PO, Locksley, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Thomas Briggs, Loma Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentShoeing and Carriage Smith
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of illness, Abbeville, France.
FateDied of disease 10 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 38), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth BRIGGS; husband of E.H. BRIGGS, Locksley, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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