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Lance Corporal 1941 Horace Henry Briggs

1st/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action: Battle of Pozieres (Somme), France and Flanders, 26th July 1916, aged 20

  • Horace was killed by a bullet to the head when leading his platoon "up the trench" during the Battle of Pozieres
  • Buried: Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave XVII.L.17
  • Awarded: British War & Victory medals
  • Son of Abijah and Mary Ann Briggs
  • NNWFHS Memorial: King Edward VI Grammar School, Nuneaton Royal Warwickshire and Vicarage Street School

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 28 Mar 1896 in Aldwinckle, Northants
  • Attended Nuneaton National, Vicarage Street and King Edward VI Grammar Schools
  • Lived at Mount Street Passage, Nuneaton [1901]
  • Lived at 15 Hinckley Road, Nuneaton [1911]
  • Lived at 57 Riversley Road, Nuneaton [1917]
  • Employed as a Railway/Booking Clerk with the London and North Western Railway
  • Enlisted at Nuneaton in 1914, formerly a member of the Territorials

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