Arthur Briers was born in Barnet in the winter of 1899. His parents, Harry and Ellen Briers had seven children, five boys and two daughters. In the Census for 1911, the family lived at 17 Adrian Road, Abbots Langley. Harry worked as a House Painter.
Arthur was first mentioned in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour in April 1917, however his Unit was not noted. At some time between April 1917 and January 1918 he joined the East Surrey’s, and in December 1918 the Roll of Honour confirmed that his battalion was 8th East Surrey.
The Absent Voter Records listed Arthur in the Autumn 1918, Spring 1919, and Autumn 1919 editions, each time serving with the rank of Signaller/Private with the 8th East Surrey’s, and his home address was given at 17 Adrian Road, Abbots Langley.
Arthur Briers survived the War.