Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR, (6806 C. S. Mjr. A. Briggs. 2/N. & D.R.) 1914 Star with copy Mons bar, (6806 Sjt. A. Briggs. 2/Notts. & Derby. R.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (6806. A.W.O. Cl.2 A. Briggs. Notts & Derby R.) Special Reserve L.S. & G.C. G.V.R. (6806 w.o.cL.2 A. Briggs D.C.M. 3-Notts. & Derby. R) France, Third Republic, Medal of Honour with swords, silver-gilt. unnamed. 6806 W. O. Cl.2. A. Briggs. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. EF
D.C.M. London Gazette 1 January 1917; citation 13 February 1917:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout, and has at all times under fire set a splendid example of coolness and courage.’
French Medal of Honour, with swords London Gazette 29 January 1919.
Alfred Briggs attested for the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment at Derby, and served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 1914. He was awarded his D.C.M. for his gallantry during the battalion’s action and attack on the Quadrilateral, 13 to 17 September 1916. Advanced acting Regimental Sergeant Major, he was subsequently awarded the French Medal of Honour whilst attached to the 1st Army Musketry Camp. Transferring to the Special Reserve, he was awarded his Special Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 154 of August 1931, one of only four awarded to the battalion. Sold with copied research including a photographic image of the recipient.