condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

John William Spark Briddock

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 76 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 76 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William Spark AWMM
  • Surname
    Briddock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1900 AWMM
    • WWI 336 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Awamutu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Mary Briddock (sister), King Edward Street, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/1900 AWMM
    • WWI 336 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    5 August 1922 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    40 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 July 2016 - Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand website; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19220808.2.30
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Accidental Death AWMM
    • Drowned in the river off Dargaville Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 July 2016 - Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand website; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19220808.2.30
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Helensville cemetery, Helensville, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 July 2016 - personal visit
  • Grave reference
    public burial Block 1, Row B29, Plot 12, Seq 1 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 July 2016 - Auckland Council cemeteries database search page; http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries/Pages/cemeterysearch.aspx
  • Obituary
    DROWNING ACCIDENT.
    BRIDGE WATCHMAN'S FATE. CRIES HEARD AT MIDNIGHT. Further details of the death of John William Spark Briddock, a single man, 40 years of age, who was drowned in the river off Dargaville on Saturday at midnight, are now available. The deceased was employed as watchman and custodian by Fisher and Sons, of the Wairoa River Bridge works. He left the Dargaville Wharf shortly before 12 o'clock in a Hiring boat alone. Cries of "Oh, come on! Come on!" were heard from the centre of the river at midnight, and a number of men ran to his assistance. The location of the man was hard to determine, as after some minutes his cries ceased. A boat put off for mid stream and a motor-car spot light from the shore was used as a searchlight. It picked up the drowned man's empty boat containing his hat and a week's provisions. The drifting boat was secured and a minute later down the stream the two oars and then the man himself were picked up. All effort to restore animation failed. The body has been removed to Auckland The deceased was a returned soldier. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 July 2016 - Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand website; https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19220808.2.30
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember John William Spark Briddock by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John William Spark Briddock

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 July 2016SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.