Name: Briggs Richard Nowell
Regiment / Service: 80th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Date of Death: 26.01.1945
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.