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Name: Robert BRIGGS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Bombardier Initials: R Service No.: 755819
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Hebburn, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 29
Unit: Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: South Shields, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Home Address: 21 Norman Terrace, Bridge End, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Saturday 19th May 1917
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 9th June 1917.
Family Details:
Husband of Mary Briggs, 21 Norman Terrace, Bridge End, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Hexham Herald, 9th June 1917.
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