James Walter BRIGGS


BRIGGS, James Walter

Service Number: 1332
Enlisted: 8 October 1914, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burton-Coggles, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, 1893
Home Town: Donald, Buloke, Victoria
Schooling: Burton-Coggles Church of England School, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Accidental discharge of his rifle, Accidental (Injuries), Dardenelles, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1V, Row A, Grave 13 Rev. A. Gillison Headstone inscription reads: Peace perfect peace in Jesu's keeping he is safe, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1332, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1332, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 14th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

14 Battalion

Rank - Private

24 May 1915 Arrived at Alexandria on board the Galeka; with wound to left eye. Bullet wound to the right side which came out at the left side 

Death caused by accidentally discharging his rifle.

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

Son of Elizabeth Briggs, of Burton Coggles, Grantham, England, and the late Richard Briggs.