Andrew Briggs

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9823
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 08.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Enclosure No2. VI.A.46.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 54 Jamaica St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Malcolm Ogilvie & Co, Constable Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Davina Briggs, 12 Ann St, Dundee

  • Father:
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  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Andrew Briggs

Andrew Briggs   9823   Cameron Highlanders

BRIGGS―Private Andrew, 9823, 2d Cameron Highlanders, D Company; wounded 8th May; not heard of since.  News of him will be thankfully received by his mother, Mrs Briggs, 21 Caldrum Street, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 26th May 1915


Mrs Biggs, 21 Caldrum Street, Dundee, has received a letter from a sergeant intimating that her son, Private Andrew Briggs of the 2d Cameron Highlanders, is severely wounded.  Private Briggs was wounded on the right arm and right leg by the bursting of a shell on the night of May 8.  Private Briggs, who is 18 years of age, enlisted on the outbreak of war, and was formerly employed as a millworker by Malcolm, Ogilvie, & Co., Ltd., Constable Works.

Dundee Courier 24th June 1915


Mrs Briggs, 54 Jamaica Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, Private Andrew Briggs, 2d Cameron Highlanders, died of wounds on 8th May.

Dundee Courier 30th October 1915

Additional information and image courtesy of Michael Caldwell

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