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Thomas Walter BRIGGS

Regimental number1913
Place of birthLondon, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs E Westbrook, 7 Harold Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Briggs, Ash Vale, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Army Medical Corps, British Army.
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather, No 43 Thomas W BRIGGS, 12 years' service, Royal Sussex Regiment, wrote: "All my Sons & Sons in Law done their Bit in the big War no conscrips (sic)."
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death12 August 1915
Age at death28.9
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 2), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
1913
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and the late Annie BRIGGS. Born in Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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