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Regimental number1671
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressG Briggs, Mitchell Road, Alexandria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918

Military Medal

'These men [BRIGGS and 3777 H.A. CLARK] showed great initiative and bravery when their company was held up during the counter-attack near LAGNICOURT on 15th April. They crawled within 50 yards of the enemy's strong post and with the use of rifle grenades bombed the enemy out, thus allowing the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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