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James Walter BRIGGS

Regimental number1332
Place of birthBurton-Coggles, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
SchoolBurton-Coggles Church of England School, Lincolnshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Briggs, Burson Coggles, Grantham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied as a result of accident; secondary fate: DOW 24 May 1915
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death24 May 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 13), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elizabeth and the late Richard BRIGGS, Burton Coggles, Grantham, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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