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Harvey Cenotaph Index Page

In memory of
Lieutenant (Nursing Sister)
Jan 1910 - February 22, 1945

Military Service:


Force: Army

Unit: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Citation: Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, the 1939-1945 Star and the Italy Star.

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Additional Information:
Lt. Margaret Agnes Briggs was the daughter of Matheson J. Briggs and Cora L. Little, of Harvey Station.

Harvey Settlement Cemetery, Harvey Station, York County, New Brunswick,Canada

Grave Reference:
1Leighton and Briggs Family Plot. Section B, Plot 881.

Stone reads:
Charles E. Leighton 1901 - 1941
husband of Vercelia G. Briggs 1902-1993
Their son Bryan R. Leighton 1940-1960
Nursing Sister (R.C.A.M.C) Margaret A. Briggs 1910-1945

Footstones read:
Margaret, Bryan, Charles

(Vercelia Gelena, nee Briggs, d/o J. Matheson Briggs and Cora Haslett; Bryan R. Leighton s/o Charles E. Leighton and Vercelia Briggs; Margaret A. Briggs 1910 - 1945, d/o J. Matheson Briggs and Cora Little. Vercelia Leighton was cremated).

1. Swan Hall, J.,Craig, H.C., Wood, G., Wood, M. 1999. Harvey Settlement Cemetery 1837-1999, ISBN 0-9687457-0-9, 141 p.

Link to Newspaper obituaries and articles

Link to account of Convoy KME-25A (Liverpool to Naples) and the torpedoeing and sinking of the SS Santa Elena off Phiippeville, Algeria Nov. 6, 1943.

1945 Newspaper Obituary (probably Daily Gleaner, Fredericton).

MacMinn, B. 2006 Name of Margaret Briggs Added to Harvey Cenotaph. The Fredericton Daily Gleaner, Monday, September 11, 2006

LT. (N/S) Margaret A. Briggs, RCAMC

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Commemorated on Page 498 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.

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