Brian Dudley Brigg


Brian Dudley Brigg (Hertfordshire, England; June 8, 1892 - Wembley, Middlesex, England; December 24, 1947) was a British soldier who received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his service in the World War I.


Brian Dudley Brigg was the son of Louisa Haigh (1866-1920) and William Brigg (1858-1921), an attorney for the Supreme Court of England who served from 1884 to 1886 in Leeds, London and Harpenden. His parents married in 1887 in Mortlake, south-west England, and then moved to Hertfordshire.

Brian Brigg was the youngest of three children and was the seventh generation of Hannah Foster (1674-1765) and Reverend Thomas Dickenson (1669-1743), a non-conformist British minister, successor to Oliver Heywood (1630-1702) from 1702 to 1743.

He married Freda Eyles (1897-1951) with whom he had two children, John and Diana.


He was educated at the Berkhamsted Independent School and years later served in the British Army during World War I until the end of 1918. He was promoted to lieutenant in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and served in the Macedonian Front (or Thessaloniki Front) from November 1915 to December 1918, in an attempt to aid the Kingdom of Serbia.

He then served in Transcaucasia until 1919.

Due to his service in World War I, the British Empire awarded him the Star Medal 1914-15, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.


He died on December 24, 1947 in Wembley, Middlesex, England, at the age of 55 and his remains were cremated in the former Golders Green Crematorium and his ashes scattered there.


  • Family records and "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 September 2015), Brian Dudley Brigg, 15 Jul 1892; citing St. Albans, Hertford, England, reference yrs 1873-1899 p 220; FHL microfilm 991,393.
  • 1901 Census. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Brian D Brigg in household of William Brigg, Harpenden Urban, Hertfordshire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Harpenden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • 1911 Census. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 August 2017), Brian Dudley Brigg in household of William Brigg, Lambeth, S W, London, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • Army records: UK, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, 1914-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
  • "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), Brian D Brigg and null, 1923; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1923, quarter 3, vol. 3A, p. 2005, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 September 2014), Brian D Brigg, 1947; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Willesden, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 (1948 page 711).