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Gordon Briggs

Gordon Briggs in civilian clothes - This image may be subject to copyright

Gordon Briggs in civilian clothes - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Briggs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Boy Briggs AWMM
  • Service number
    455835 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 January 1925 AWMM TahunanuiNelson AWMM
    Tahunanui, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM 44 Milton Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Hilda Blanche Briggs AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    455835 AWMM
  • Military service
    1st NMWC Reg 15 December - 20 July 1943 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    A.F.V. courses plus Bush Survival (1 month) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 21 July 1943 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Apprentice carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Christchurch,New Zealand Public - Tamatea - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020 - Family oral History
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

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  • To Dad,

    You will be remembered for your unselfish contribution & the legacy you have left to your family & friends. You are now at rest with your mates in which you served.

    Forever Loved
    Kerry, Aileen, Zachary & Ashley Briggs
    Public - Kerry Sangster - Child - 25 April 2020
  • On this Day I remember the contribution you and your comrades of the 23th Battalion made at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Least we forget. The General is sadly missed but, not forgotten.

    Public - Michael - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Gordon, Pa, Pops
    Left us the 20th July 2019 94 years young an amazing man an incredible life and a truly superb golfer 🏌️‍♂️ miss you everyday xxx
    Public - Jo-Anne - Child - 25 April 2020



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.23 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 April 2020ZacharyAustraliaDirect descendant
25 April 2020TamateaChristchurch,New Zealand Direct descendant
25 April 2020Kerry SangsterCanterbury, NZChild
25 April 2020MichaelHobart TasmaniaChild
25 April 2020Jo-AnneRotoruaChild
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