Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Corporal Henry George Briggs

Henry George BriggsAge: 33 years18841918

Name
Henry George Briggs
Given names
Henry George
Surname
Briggs
Birth November 8, 1884
Source: 1911 census
Source: GRO
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Name: Henry George Briggs Registration Year: 1884 Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district:«tab»Blything Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 4a Page: 875
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Reg Dist Blything Sub-distrcit: Wenhaston 1884 Nov 8 Wrentham Henry George [Father] Henry Briggs [Mother] Sarah Anne Briggs formerly Bird [Father's Occ] Fisherman [Informant] Sarah Anne Briggs, Wrentham
MarriageLouisa May Allen SterryView this family
December 21, 1909 (Age 25 years)
_HTITL: Husband
_WTITL: Wife
Source: GRO
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Name: Louisa May E Sterry Registration Year: 1909 Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district:«tab»Mutford Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 4a Page: 2413 Records on Page:«tab» Henry George Briggs Louisa May E Sterry
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Marriage Certificate St Margarets Church Lowestoft 1909 Dec 21 Henry George Briggs, 25, Bachelor, Gardiner, South Park Reigate Surrey [Father] Henry William Briggs, Fisherman & Louisa May Ellen Sterry, 24, 24 Reeve Street [Father] Frederick John Cook Sterry, Fisherman. Banns. Wit: Frederick George Allen Sterry, Kitty Mable Henton, Sarah Briggs, Harry Briggs
Shared note: 1911 Census
Occupation
Gardiner
1909 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Harry Victor Briggs
July 9, 1911 (Age 26 years)
Source: GRO
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Name: Harry V Briggs Mother's Maiden Name: Sterry Registration Year: 1911 Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep Registration district:«tab»Reigate Inferred County: Surrey Volume: 2a Page: 403
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Reg Dist Reigate Sub-District Reigate County Surrey 1911 Jul 9 62 Priory Road U.D. Harry Victor [Father] Henry George Briggs [Mother] Louisa May Allen Briggs formerly Sterry [Occ of Father] Gardener (Domestic) [Informant] L M A Briggs, Mother, 62 Priory Road Reigate
Birth of a daughter
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Grace Margaret Briggs
April 27, 1915 (Age 30 years)
Source: GRO
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Name: Grace M Briggs Mother's Maiden Name: Sterry Registration Year: 1915 Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun Registration district:«tab»Mutford Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 4a Page: 2106 Birth date from GRO death index.
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Reg Dist Mutford Sub-District Lowesotft 1915 Apr 27 24 Reeve Street U.D. Grace Margaret [Father] Henry George Briggs [Mother] Louisa May Allen Briggs formerly Sterry [Rank/Profession Father] No 4266 Private 2/5 Battalion Norfolk Regiment (Gardener Domestic) [Informant] L.M.A. Briggs, Mother, 24 Reeve Street Lowestoft
Death January 4, 1918 (Age 33 years)
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Buckingham Palace I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War. George R. I. His heart was good, his spirit brave, He is alid to rest in a soldier's grave; Oh God above, in your loving grace, Find in your heart for him a place. In Loving Memory of Henry George Briggs, The dearly beloved Husband of LOUISA BRIGGS, Who died while a Prisoner of War, at Bore, Turkey, January 4th, 1918 Aged 33 years
Burial
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Commonwealth War Graves Iraq 8 Baghdad (North Gate War Cemetery Part 1, East Jewish) Briggs, Cpl. Henry George, 240901. 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regt. 4th Jan., 1918. Age 33. Son of Henry William and Sarah Anne Briggs; husband of Louisa May Briggs, of 116, St Peter's St, Lowestoft. Born at Wrentham, Suffolk. XXI. U. II.
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Marriage: December 21, 1909St Margaret's, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
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Grace Margaret Briggs
Birth: April 27, 1915 30 29Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Death: December 1, 2009Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset, England

Birth1911 census
BirthGRO
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Name: Henry George Briggs Registration Year: 1884 Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district:«tab»Blything Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 4a Page: 875
BirthBirth Certificate
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Reg Dist Blything Sub-distrcit: Wenhaston 1884 Nov 8 Wrentham Henry George [Father] Henry Briggs [Mother] Sarah Anne Briggs formerly Bird [Father's Occ] Fisherman [Informant] Sarah Anne Briggs, Wrentham
MarriageGRO
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Name: Louisa May E Sterry Registration Year: 1909 Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration district:«tab»Mutford Inferred County: Suffolk Volume: 4a Page: 2413 Records on Page:«tab» Henry George Briggs Louisa May E Sterry
MarriageMarriage Certificate
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Marriage Certificate St Margarets Church Lowestoft 1909 Dec 21 Henry George Briggs, 25, Bachelor, Gardiner, South Park Reigate Surrey [Father] Henry William Briggs, Fisherman & Louisa May Ellen Sterry, 24, 24 Reeve Street [Father] Frederick John Cook Sterry, Fisherman. Banns. Wit: Frederick George Allen Sterry, Kitty Mable Henton, Sarah Briggs, Harry Briggs
OccupationMarriage Certificate
DeathKings George V Memorial Message
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Buckingham Palace I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War. George R. I. His heart was good, his spirit brave, He is alid to rest in a soldier's grave; Oh God above, in your loving grace, Find in your heart for him a place. In Loving Memory of Henry George Briggs, The dearly beloved Husband of LOUISA BRIGGS, Who died while a Prisoner of War, at Bore, Turkey, January 4th, 1918 Aged 33 years
BurialCommonweath War Graves
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Commonwealth War Graves Iraq 8 Baghdad (North Gate War Cemetery Part 1, East Jewish) Briggs, Cpl. Henry George, 240901. 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regt. 4th Jan., 1918. Age 33. Son of Henry William and Sarah Anne Briggs; husband of Louisa May Briggs, of 116, St Peter's St, Lowestoft. Born at Wrentham, Suffolk. XXI. U. II.
Marriage
1911 Census 62 Priory Road, South Park, Reigate, Surrey Henry Briggs, Head, 26, Gardener Domestic, born Wrentham Suffolk Louisa Briggs, Wife, 25, Married 1 year, born Lowestoft Suffolk William Bentley, Boarder, 29, Single, Gardener Domestic, born Postling Kent In 1916 at time of her husband's death, Louisa was living at 116, St Peter's St, Lowestoft, Suffolk. [Commonwealth War Graves]
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UK Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 [Ancestry.com] Name:«tab»Henry George Briggs Death Date: 4 Jan 1918 Death Place: Palestine Enlistment Place: E. Dereham, Norfolk Rank: Corporal Regiment: Norfolk Regiment Battalion: 1st 5th Battalion (T.F.) Regimental Number: 240901 Type of Casualty: Died Theatre of War: Egyptian Theatre UK WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1920 [Ancestry] Name: Henry George Briggs Military Year: 1914-1920 Rank: Corporal Medal Awarded:«tab»British War Medal and Victory Medal Regiment or Corps: Norfolk Regiment Regimental Number: 240901 Previous Units: 1/5 Norf. R. 4266 Cpl. Wrentham War Memorial, Suffolk «i»The Wrentham war memorial ls a Celtlc style cross on a long tapering shaft with a rough hewn, stone basewith a plaque affixed to the back and front with the inscriptions and names listed in black letterlng which are badly wom now; it stands in St Nicholas churchyard, Wrentham. There are twenty nine names listed for World War 1 and eleven for World War 2. The first 25 names for World War 1 are on the the main plaque and the final three names are above the World War 2 names on the second plaque. The World War 1 names are spllt between Army and Navy and do not have an obvious sequence.«/i» On memorial listed as Suffolk Regiment: BRIGGS Henry George Corporal 24A9OL,1st/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Norfolk Regiment. Died 4 January 1918 in Palestine. Aged 33. Born at Wrentham. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Henry William and Sarah Anne Briggs; husband of Louisa May Briggs, of 116, St. Peter's St.,Lowestoft. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WARCEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row U. Grave 11 --------------------------- The two Territorial Force battalions, the 4th and 5th, were both part of the Norfolk and Suffolk Brigade, part of the East Anglian Division. In May 1915 these became the 163rd (Norfolk and Suffolk) Brigade, 54th (East Anglian) Division. The two territorial battalions both served in the Gallipoli Campaign in mid-1915. On 12 August 1915, the 1/5th Battalion suffered heavy losses at Gallipoli when it became isolated during an attack. A myth grew up long after the War that the men had advanced into a mist and simply disappeared. A BBC TV drama, All the King's Men (1999), starring David Jason as Captain Frank Beck, was based upon their story. In the Second Battle of Gaza in 1917, the 1/4th and 1/5th battalions suffered 75% casualties, about 1,100 men. [Wikipedia] 1/4th & 1/5th Battalion Territorial Force 04.08.1914 The 1/4th Stationed at St.Giles Norwich and the 1/5th stationed at East Dereham both as part of the Norfolk & Suffolk Brigade of the East Anglian Division. Aug 1914 Moved to Colchester. May 1915 Moved to Watford and the formation became the 163rd Brigade of the 54th Division. 29.07.1915 Embarked for Gallipoli from Liverpool via Mudros. 10.08.1915 Landed at Suvla Bay and engaged in various actions against the Turkish Army. 19.12.1915 Evacuated from Gallipoli to Alexandria due to severe casualties from combat, disease and harsh weather. The Division went on to engaged in various actions including; 1916 Suez Canal Defence. 1917 The First Battle of Gaza, The Second Battle of Gaza, The Third Battle of Gaza, The Capture of Gaza, The Battle of Jaffa. 1918 The fight at Ras el'Ain, The operations at Berukin, The Battle of Sharon. 31.10.1918 Ended the war in Beirut, Palestine. [https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/276/norfolk-regiment/] The North Gate Cemetery was begun In April 1917 and has been greatly enlarged since the end of the First World War by graves brought in from other burial grounds in Baghdad and northern Iraq, and from battlefields and cemeteries in Anatolia where Commonwealth prisoners of war were buried by the Turks.
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