Regimental number111
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGreen Hills, McLeay River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Briggs, Green Hills, McLeay River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember of Mimgana Rifle Club.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date12 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked, Thursday Island, 16 August 1914, to take part in the capture of German New Guinea; returned to Townsville, 18 September 1914; on account of the trouble caused by the firemen on troopship; discharged, 18 September 1914; re-enlisted as a Private in the Australian Imperial Force, 17 September 1914.

Embarked, Melbourne, 22 December 1914; proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 12 April 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship 'Gascon' (gun shout wound to the head, fractures), 10 May 1915; admitted to Ras-el-Tin Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 19 May 1915; transferred to England, 24 June 1915; last paid in London (in reply to letter of enquiry), 31 November 1915.

Embarked, Portland, England, for return to Australia per H.T. 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; discharged, Brisbane, 12 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 December 1957
Place of burialTenterfield Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRIGGS George