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George Briggs


Briggs, George, Calgary, Alberta, originally of Cardiff, South Wales. Occupation: Stone Cutter and Baker. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 446326, 56th Bn., transferred to PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Casualties – [F.] Crofts, Percy Armstrong, [A. A.] Dove, [George] Briggs, Lt. [A. E.] Goodeve, Major [S. F. A.] Martin, [Wm.] MacLurg, killed (man I know), [R.] Holmes, [R. M.] Gordon, [F. T.] Mabson, Lts. [M.] Newbrook [Tenbroeke], [Rider L.] Haggard and [R. W. Hodder-] Williams wounded. Total of casualties in 36 hours about 380,” 3:17 Sep ’16.

Date of Death: 17 September 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Vimy Memorial , Vimy, France.


Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France.


Vimy Memorial