Leonard Haigh Brigg

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Brigg, Sapper Leonard Haigh no. 19496.

2nd Field Squadron Australian Mounted Division Engineers.

“Lenhaigh” Fourth Avenue, Campsie.


Born London, son of William and Louisa Brigg.

Came to Australia aged 25 years.

Lived at Hornsby.

Married Winifred R. Beverley 1913.

Enlisted at Hornsby 9/7/1917.

Next of kin: wife, Winifred Ruth Brigg, “Lenhaigh” Fourth Avenue, Campsie.

Additional information from William Brigg, Benges Grange, Hertford, England.

Died at Damascus of Malaria 20/10/1918, aged 32 years.

Buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria, grave D 49.

Anzac Memorial: Died of Illness.

Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in action 20/10/1918.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1797918/ [accessed 05/08/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002