Briggs, Raymond Westcott was born on July 19, 1878 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Stockdale Briggs.
Preparatory education, Central Manual Training High School, Philadelphia. Graduate Mounted Service School, 1910.
Private Hospital Corps, July 20, 1898-May 25, 1899. Private and acting hospital steward Hospital Corps, private unassigned 4th Infantry, July 5-September 12, 1900. Second lieutenant 25th Infantry, August 31, 1900.
Translations to Artillery Corps, April 18, 1901. First lieutenant, July 5, 1901. Captain, January 25, 1907.
Assigned to 6th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907. Translations to 2d F. Artillery, June 5, 1911. Q.-m., June 12, 1911.
Assigned to 2d Field Artillery, October 26, 1913. Translations to 6th Field Artillery, July 1, 1914, to 5th Field Artillery, November 27, 1914. Major, May 15, 1917; colonel N.A., August 1917.
Brigadier general (temporary), August 8, 1918. Went to France with General Pershing as chief of Remount Service. With British army during battle of Cambrai, November 1917.
Relieved from remount duty and returned to the United States, December 25, 1917. On liaison duty; assigned to commanded 311th Field Artillery, 79th Division, January 14, 1918. Returned to France in commanded 304th Field Artillery, 77th Division, April 26, 1918.
Commander 204th Regiment Field Artillery, 152d Brigade, 77th Division, 2d Army Corps, American Expeditionary Force, May 2d-Sept 10, 1918. Assigned duty Camp Travis, Texas 1918.†.
Married Helen Cameron, of Tucson, Arizona, March 4, 1903.