poppy-imageName: BRIGGS Arthur

Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Officer Class 11-CSM)

Regiment / Service: 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment

Date of Death: 23-10-1942

Aged: 39

Service No: 3850027

Cemetery: Kirklee War Cemetery, Poona above Bombay Plateau, India.

CWGC Certificate:  Arthur Briggs

Grave / Memorial Ref: 3.A.3.

Address or Parish: Clitheroe

Additional Info:  Son of Robert James and Clara Briggs. Married Christchurch, Chatburn. Lived 81 Peel Street, Clitheroe. Husband of Kathleen (Nee Colman) married 1925. Had two daughters and lived in Norfolk. Died as a result of Sandfly -Malaria. The following is an article from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times dated Friday 23 Februray 1940. Corporal Arthur Briggs, son of Mrs Briggs, 81, Peel Street, Clitheroe, has had 17 years' service with the 2nd Royal Norfolk Regiment. He is now in France. Before joining the Army, he was with Mr. J.H. Ramsbottom solicitors. In a recent letter to his mother, Corporal Briggs expressed joy at receiving all the news from home through the medium of the 'Advertiser and Times'. A photograph is attached to the article but regretably is not good enough quality to place here as with so many which we would like to show. Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant after the article of 23rd February 1940.