Geoffrey Rennie Briggs  

Servicenumber : 6294891
Rank : Staff Serjeant
Regiment : The Glider Pilot Regiment
Unit : 1st Wing
Date of Death : 23-09-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot 3. Row D. Grave 10.
Geoffrey Rennie Briggs was a son of Walter and Florence Eleanor Briggs. He was married to Ada Eliza Briggs of Kenton, Middlesex.
Briggs served with No 4 Flight, B Squadron. 
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Briggs, together with James Frederick Boyd were killed by a mortar bomb. They were at first buried behind the Command Post of 3rd Battery Light Regiment RA, on Kerkepad. Briggs and Boyd were later given a field burial in a mass grave 150 metres south of the Tafelberg Hotel, Oosterbeek.
Picture: 23-09-2012
 
Sources: Website CWGC, Glider Pilots at Arnhem and Roll of Honour

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