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He was the son of John and Edith Parker Briggs and the brother of John Atkin, Charlotte Emma, Joseph Edward, Walter, Harold and Edith May Briggs. In 1911 they lived at 15 Bateman Street Hyson Green Nottingham.
He was a cycle hand in 1911
04 Nov 1916
510868 - CWGC Website
17th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Private William Arthur Briggs enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 17th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, he died of wounds on 4th November 1916 and he is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th November 1918: - “BRIGGS. – In loving memory of Sergt. W. A. Briggs, K.R.R.C., who died of wounds received in action November 4th, 1916. Deeply mourned by all. – From loving father, mother, brother and sister-in-law Bob and May, friend Joe (in France).” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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