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William Roy BRIGGS

Regimental number1855
Place of birthPort Broughton, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Port Broughton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressPort Broughton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Briggs, Port Broughton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1853
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death21.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 19), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Priscilla BRIGGS, Port Broughton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3275 Pte Edward James BRIGGS, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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