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About mikebriggs1910

Mike Briggs obtained his PhD at the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, studying the genetic basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. He undertook postdoctoral work at UCLA identifying the genetic basis of chondrodysplasias. In 1996 Mike moved to Manchester as an AR-UK Fellow to continue studying disease mechanisms in chondrodysplasia. In 2004 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship that was renewed in 2009. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Skeletal Genetics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University and continues to work on disease mechanisms in chondrodysplasia with a focus on identifying novel therapeutics for these rare diseases. Mike has been instrumental in establishing several European consortia for the diagnosis and research of rare skeletal diseases. These have included European Skeletal Dysplasia Network, EuroGrow and most recently SYBIL, a large-scale FP7 funded project involving 18 partners over 5 years.

On these days 16th-21st July 1918: cabling duties

16.7.18: Cleaning under Battalion arrangements.

17.7.18: 6th Sherwood Foresters and 139th Trench Mortar Battery dug cable trenches in BETHUNE.

18.7.18: Night of 17/18 July 5th Sherwoods Foresters dug trench and buried cable nears ESSARS.

19.7.18: Night of 19/20 July 8th Sherwood Foresters dug trench and buried cable near ESSARS.

20.7.18: Brigade Horse Show and Sports were held in BOIS DES MONTAGNES.

21.7.18: Relieved 137th Infantry Brigade in ESSARS SECTION.

On this day 18th July 1918: Maurice White died of wounds in a German POW camp

Maurice was a store man from Hove and enlisted into the Army Ordnance Corps at Woolwich in April 1915 aged 23. He was sent to France in October 1915.

On the 5th October 1917 he was transferred to the 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters with 10 men from the AOC and later the 2/7th Battalion on the 8th February 1918.

He was reposted wounded and missing at Bullecourt on the 21st April 1918 during the Kaiserschlacht.

On this day 16th July 1918: 2/Lieuts Albert Mackintosh and William Bavin joined for duty

16.7.18 VERQUIN: 2/Lieut A MACKINTOSH and 2/Lt W BAVIN joined Battalion.

Albert Mackintosh from Colville Drive in Nottingham served with the 1/6th Battalion from July until October 1918, when he was wounded and returned to England.

William Bavin from Nottingham served with the 1/6th Battalion until he was killed in action on the 29th September 1918.