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Morrison Davidson BRIGGS

Regimental number8512
Place of birthBeenleigh, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressWest End, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Briggs, Duncan Street, West End, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service23rd Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, 13th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

This man carried wounded all night on the 4th/5th November, 1916 from the front line to NORTH FLERS Dressing Station under very heavy Artillery and Machine Gun fire, and subsequently cheerfully responded to the call for collecting the wounded from "No Man's Land" Reg. Aid Post, during the performance of which duty one bearer Lieutenant Corporal Fleming was killed, and Private Whalen of 2nd Battalion, was severely wounded. Private Briggs himself was wounded by shell fire later on the 5th November, when returning to Camp from his duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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