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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 this day 1st April 1919: Men proceeded to join PoW Companys

Captain FS Rowland, Lieut L Parkinson, 2/Lt AT Ault and 63 other ranks proceeded to join 120 P of W Company.

Frank Skinner Rowland, MC

Leonard Parkinson


Captain G Glossop, Lieut WA Grundy and Lieut RA Frith and 51 other ranks to join 182 P of W Company.

Gilderoy Glossop

William Arthur Grundy

On this day 25th March 1919: Lt EN Smith, Lt AJ Tyrell and 2/Lt LW Haxell proceeded to England for demobilisation

Eric Norman Smith served with 1/6th Battalion from 30th November 1918 to 25th March 1919

AJ Tyrell was posted from the Robin Hood Rifles and served with the 1/6th Battalion from 30th January 1918

LW Haxell served with 1/6th Battalion from 28th November 1918 to 25th March 1919