Date of Death: 10 March 1919

The Stockport Advertiser, 14 March 1919, reported that "He had only been demobbed about a fortnight after serving in France and had just resumed work as a farm hand for Mr John Goddard, Oak Road Farm, Cheadle, when he was taken ill and died after a few days' illness from pneumonia. His parents resided at Taddington, near Buxton and the interment took place at Taddington Church on 13 March. Many floral tributes were sent; one from 110 Cheadle soldiers reading "Duty well done. From his comrades in the Army.""

Official records note that a John Briddon, also from Taddington, was killed on 16 November 1915 whilst serving with the Grenadier Guards. Neither John nor Tom is commemorated on the Taddington war memorial, although they are almost certainly the J & T Briddon remembered on the memorial in the neighbouring village of Monyash. The T Briddon on this memorial served with the Durham Light Infantry, but it is not known in which battalion. Complicating matters even further, the National Archives holds no details of a man with this name serving abroad with the Durhams. It is not possible, therefore, to speculate about Tom's war service.

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