Date of birth: 1899
Place of birth: Hull, Yorkshire
Service No.: 40048
Regiment / Division: East Yorkshire Regiment
Battalion: 7th Battalion
Died: 10th October 1918 aged 19 years
Death Location: France
Life before the War
John was born in 1899 in Hull, Yorkshire. His parents were John Briar and Margaret Ann, nee Costello. Both were born in Hull and married in 1893 in Yorkshire.
John had 5 siblings: Margaret b. 1897, Norah b. 1902-1973, Monica b. 1904, Thomas William b. 1906 and Florence b. 1910. All the children were born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.
In 1901 John junior, his parents and siblings were living at 6 Beaumont Street, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. His father is a Boiler Maker.
In 1911 John Briar junior was living with his parents and all his siblings at 6 Emily Street, Hedon Road, Hull, Yorkshire. John senior was a Boiler Maker Riveter.
Between the 1911 census and details given at the time of death for their son, John senior and Margaret had moved from Hull and were living in Southampton at 141 Northam Road.
John was serving as a Private with the East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Service Number 40048, enlisting in 1918 in Hull. He was killed in action on 10th October 1918 in France & Flanders, known as the Western European Theatre.
John is Remembered with Honour at the Montay-Amerval Road Cemetery, Montay, France.
Montay-Amerval Road Cemetery, Montay, was established by the 38th (Welsh) Division at the beginning of November 1918. The cemetery contains the graves of 31 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell on the 23rd-30th October 1918.
National Roll of the Great War
“Allen, J. B., Private, East Yorkshire Regiment.
Joining in 1918 he was drafted to the Western Front after a brief period of training and in October was killed in action during the advance of that year. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
141 Northam Road, Southampton”.