Born: 9 May 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 June 1893 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch.
Family: He was one of five children born to John Briggs, a boot maker, and his wife Sarah Grace (nee Carter). Two of his siblings died in infancy. George married Nellie Lowe in the first quarter of 1921 in Whitchurch Shropshire. Together the couple had three children, John Lowe born 1922, Marie Lowe born 1923 and Joan born 1927.
Residence: In 1901 George was living with his parents at 19 High Street, Whitchurch, but by 1911 he was a boarder at Bromhall Bank, Hampton, Malpas, Cheshire. The address given for him on the Absent Voters List for 1919 was 54 High Street, Whitchurch. By 1939 he and his wife and family were living at Wood Cottage, Wirswall, near Whitchurch. At the time of his death his home was Wood Farm, Wirswall.
Education: From 18 September 1906 until 8 April 1909 George attended Whitchurch Grammar School.
Employment: His occupation at the time of the 1911 Census was given as “learning farming “. He continued as a farmer after WW1 until the time of his death in 1973.
Died: 12 March 1973 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (previously Shropshire Yeomanry)
Service Number: 56703 (previously 1945)
Date of Enlistment: 25 August 1914
Date of Discharge: 24 July 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not Known