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William David Briggs (known as David) was born in 1890 and was the son of William an auctioneer and Eliza Briggs née Easom, 15 Victoria Road, Stapleford, Nottingham. William and Eliza Easom were born in 1862 in Ilkeston, they were married in 1884 which was recorded in the Basford Registration district, they went on to have following children all born in Stapleford, Florence b1887, William David b1890 and Harold Joseph b1895. His mother died before the 1911 census and his father went on to remarry Elizabeth Winrow in 1912, their marriage is recorded in the Basford Registration area. In 1911 the family are living at 15 Victoria Street Stapleford William 49 yrs a widow , an auctioneer, he is living with his children Florence 24 yrs a school teacher and Harold Joseph 16 yrs a pupil auctioneer , also living with the family is a domestic servant Maggie Derbyshire 19 yrs. He emigrated to Australia and lived in Adelaide.
25 Apr 1918
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50th Bn Australian Infantry (AIF)
Corporal David Briggs, was killed in action on 25th April 1918. He had been wounded on three previous occasions and is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension.
His brother Lance Sergeant Harold Joseph Briggs, served with the 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on 10th July 1916 and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th May 1918:- BRIGGS. – Killed in action, April 25th, 1918, Corpl. David Briggs, Australian Infantry, aged 27, son of William Briggs, auctioneer, Stapleford, Notts. Also in loving memory of Harold J. Briggs, only brother of the above, killed in action 1916. Both dearly loved and greatly missed. “BRIGGS. – Killed in action, April 25th, 1918, Corpl. D. Briggs, Australian Infantry. The great sacrifice.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 .
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