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Joseph Briggs

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 10 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 10 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Briggs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 38931 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 September 1896 AWMM WoodendCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Briggs (father), Waihao Downs, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 38931 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Basic Training, New Zealand AWMM
    • Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 October 1916 AWMM Labourer/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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      2 October 1917, received gunshot wounds to the face whilst near Passchendaele. Admitted to 3 Australian Field Ambulance, after which he was nursed at No.12 General Hospital at Rouen. (Church, p.178) AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On 5 June 1917 Briggs joined the 1 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, 2 Company, at Basseville, undertaking training for the attack on Passchendaele. (Church, p.178)

    25 August 1918 Briggs was wounded for a second time at the Battle of Bapaume. "A few days before Briggs was wounded there was a limited attack north of the Ancre River in order to gain the general line of the Arras-Albert railway. The 1 Canterbury Battalion were involved in the capture of the Bapaume and the high ground to the east of the town. On 25 August the Battalion assembled in front of the Grevillers and Biefveillers by 4.30am. The objectives had been met by 7 am but at some stage Briggs was severely injured, having received gunshot wounds to his neck and a compact fracture of the spine." (Church, p.179)

    He spent a brief period at the 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen before being transferred to England on the H.S 'Guildford Castle. He died en route. (Church, p.179) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 19 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Waimate Memorial AWMM

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