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Regimental number4749
Place of birthGrenfell New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Young, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMental hospital attendant
AddressBayview House, King Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr H M G Briggs, 65 Bellevue Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Quentin, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: H.M. and Nancy BRIGGS. Born at Grenfell, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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