PTE JOHN BRIGGS

Rank:
Gunner
Service No:
58481
Date of Death:
27/04/1916
Age:
36
Regiment/Service:
Royal Garrison Artillery
 
2nd/104th Heavy Bty.
Panel Reference
Panel 4 and 61.
Memorial
BASRA MEMORIAL
Iraq

Additional Information:

(Possibly served as TAYLOR), Son of Edward and Mary Briggs, of Sleagill, Newby, Penrith, Cumberland.


John Briggs born 1888, Newlands  (census 1901) or Hesket (Census 1891) Cumberland 

Father Edward b. 1856 an Agricultural labourer  married his mother Mary b.1856  a general servant in1881.

In the 1891 census they are living at Whinfell Park Cottage, Whinfell, Brougham with

Margaret A. b.1883

James b.1885

John b.1888


1901 census living at Main St Temple Sowerby with 

Margaret 18 

John 13

Edith 9 

Mary 5 


1911 census  Mother Mary is living in Cliburn with 2 grandchildren 

Ethel Annie b.1902

Edward b.1904 presumably the children of Margaret


Father Edward is working as a farm general servant at Castle House Scar Shap both parents state they are married

Can't find John on 1911 census. 

Did he emigrate to Montreal 12 May 1912 on the Grampian from Liverpool- JB aged 24 Labourer or 1911 with some Hodgsons on the Virginian?


The parents are remembered on a gravestone in Morland Churchyard:

In loving memory of Edward Briggs of Sleagill who died July 5 1915 aged 63 years also of

Mary his wife who died Jan 29th 1931 aged 78 years