Private Arthur Briggs

Army Number: 21801

Battalion: 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory MedalBorn at Stonegravels, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Harriet Briggs, of 7, Railway View, Loxford Lane, Brimington, Chesterfield. Husband of Marjorie Briggs, of Packers Yard, Holywell Street, Chesterfield. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Chesterfield. He served in Gallipoli during 1915 and was executed, 19th July 1918, aged 27, for desertion. 

Buried : Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 2.

Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Private Arthur Briggs is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Christ Church War Memorial, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 

His two brothers Private Fred Briggs, 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and Private Sam Briggs, 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.