John Edward (Charlie) BRIGGS

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BRIGGS, John Edward

Service Numbers: 109, 654, 123
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stanthorpe, Queensland, 10 March 1880
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in Action (shell fire), Jeancourt, France, 15 September 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Mar 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 109, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
1 Jan 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 654, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 123, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 123, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 123, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 123, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
15 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 123, 49th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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NOTE: Initially enlisted under the name Charles BRIGGS