BRIGGS Richard Nowell

Name: Briggs Richard Nowellpoppy

Nationality: British

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Service: 80th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery

Date of Death: 26.01.1945

Age: 20

Service No: 1432327

Grave / Memorial Ref: V1 306

Cemetery: Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.

CWGC Certificate:  Richard Nowell Briggs

Address or Parish: Whalley

Additional Info: Second Son of Mr William and Sarah Briggs, of 5 Nethertown, Whalley. Richard died from his wounds. Gunner Richard Briggs joined the forces in November  1942, went to France last October. Richard was formerly employed by Messrs Thos. Varley and Sons Ltd, Whalley. Popular member of the Police Messenger Service. As a boy, he was a chorister at the Parish Church, and in recent years had assisted as a bell-ringer. On Wednesday evening his fellow ringers rang a peal as a tribute to his memory. The eldest son (William) of Mr and Mrs Briggs is with the Royal Navy in Far Eastern waters. We have had recent contact from the Netherlands who supplied the Headstone photograph. See entry in the Clitheroe Youth Forum site