EDWARD OTHO BRIGGS

Edward is not commemorated on the war memorial at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

 

Born: 1917, Ipswich.

Died: 9th March 1944; age: 27; in Burma.

Residence: Mill Cottage, St. Oysth, Essex.

 

Rank: Lieutenant; service number: 271792.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, attached to the 401 Royal Bombay Field Squadron Royal Indian Engineers.

 

Medals Awarded: On the 18th May 1944, Edward was awarded a posthumous Military Cross for gallantry in the construction of a stream (chaung) crossing for tanks of the 25th Dragoons during the Battle of Admin – East of the Ngakyedauk Pass with Jamadar.

 

Memorial Reference:

Rangoon Memorial.

Face 3.

Myanmar.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Archibald Otho Briggs and Lilian Edith Briggs, of Paignton, Devon.

 

Father: Archibald Otho Briggs, born August 1881, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. A bank cashier and clerk. Archibald died January 1964, at Severalls Hospital, Colchester, Essex.

 

Mother: Lilian Edith Briggs (nee Browne), born November 1883, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich. Lilian died March 1977, at Ash Hill Road, Torquay, Devon.

 

Probate to Archibald Otho Briggs – father, a retired bank cashier.

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