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3271: Gnr. George "Harry" Briggs (medals, battlefield artefacts)

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posted on 2024-01-15, 08:59 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

George "Harry" Briggs was born in Cookley near Kidderminster on the 1st December, 1894.

He enlisted in his home town in 1916 joining the Royal Field Artillery. He later transferred into the 27th Brigade, R. F. A. and was killed in action during the Spring Offensive of 1918 on the 27th March.

George is remembered on the walls of the Pozieres Memorial in France.

Although not a member of the Roman Catholic Church, he carried a rosary whilst serving.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Sara Jennings

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Gunner George "Harry" Briggs, 830507, 27th Brigade, R.F.A.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916-1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire and the Somme, France.

Object(s)

British War and Victory medals and medal receipt document, article from the Kidderminster Shuttle, barbed wire and shrapnel from the Somme battlefields, and rosary.

Community Collection Day

Stourport Library, Stourport-on-Severn (10/11/18)

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