|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1919|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1943|
Son of Theodore Clement Briggs and Ruth Curtis Briggs.
Husband of Elizabeth Middleton Briggs whom he married on September 10, 1941. She was from Charleston, South Carolina.
William served as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided at 52 Main Street, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the 209th Coast Artillery, Army National Guard in October, 1940, prior to the war, in Rochester, New York. The photo to the right shows him when he was in the National Guard prior to the war and prior to his promotion to 2nd Lt.
He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Bookkeeping machine operator and also as Single, without dependents.
He was "Killed In Action" in Europe during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # O1045683
Some records note him as being from "South Carolina". However that is where his wife was from, not where he was from. A match on Serial Number notes that he was from Monroe County, New York based on his enlistment records. His headstone shows "South Carolina".
Note: Entered the service from New York.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Provincia di Roma
Plot: Plot F Row 1 Grave 25
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56306877