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Charles BRIGGS

Regimental number1807
Place of birthTaroom Queensland
SchoolState School, Taroom, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTaroom, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Briggs, Turtle Creek, Ghinghinda via Taroom, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Simon and Emily BRIGGS, Taroom, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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