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Alfred BRISCOE

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Surname: BRISCOE

Forename(s): Alfred

Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire

Service No: 681333

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 58th Battalion

Division: 3rd Canadian Division

Age: 39

Date of Death: 1917-04-12

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 4.

CWGC Cemetery: LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY

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Local War Memorial: BURTON-IN-LONSDALE, YORKSHIRE

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Alfred Briscoe (born 12 August 1877) was the son of Christopher Ellershaw and Sarah Ann Briscoe, née Brayshaw. Christopher was born at Ingleton and Sarah at Newby near Clapham, Yorkshire.

1881 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Alfred Briscoe, aged 3 years, born Ingleton, son of Christopher E. and Sarah A. Briscoe.

1891 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Bridge End - Alfred Briscoe, aged 13 years, born Ingleton, Yorkshire, son of Christopher E. and Sarah Ann Briscoe.

1901 Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 120, Upper Warwick Street - Alfred Briscoe, aged 23 years, born Kirkby Lonsdale, Yorkshire [sic]. Police Constable. [Alfred was boarding with Elizabeth Gill Fielder, a married woman.]

1911 Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 8, Rosslyn Street - Alfred Briscoe, aged 33 years, born Ingleton, Westmorland [sic]. Cotton Porter. [Alfred was boarding with Elizabeth Gill Fielder, widow.]

Alfred Briscoe was married to Elizabeth Gill Fielder, née Peterson in 1911. Elizabeth was the widow of Richard Fielder, a mariner. Two of their sons served with the Canadian Army in the Great War. One, Private John Armstrong Fielder (171615), 3rd Bn Canadian Infantry was killed in action 3 May 1917. He is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

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Private Alfred BRISCOE

Private Alfred BRISCOE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division

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Surname: BRISCOE

Forename(s): A

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 681333

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: 58th Bn.

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Died Date: 12/04/1917

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'Toronto Star' (1 May 1916)

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Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

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In the Memorial Chamber are the eight ‘Books of Remembrance’ that contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of Canada

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Private Alfred Briscoe

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Private Alfred Briscoe

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

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20 October 1916

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE - A Loyal Burton Family

Four sons of the late Christopher and Mrs. Briscoe, Bridge End, Burton-in-Lonsdale, have joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. They emigrated about four years ago and settled in Toronto, where they have left their wives and families. Gamaliel, Frederic and Christopher have joined the 238th Forestry Battalion and along with a Canadian friend visited their old home during the week-end. On Friday they visited Thornton's School where all the family were educated, and were delighted to see the collection of photographs of old scholars in khaki. They returned to camp near Godalming on Tuesday. The fourth brother-Alfred- is in the 170th Battalion Mississauga Horse, C.E.F.

09 March 1917

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE - Patriotic Families

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bateson, Frounts Cottage, hold the local record of having six soldier sons, three of whom have been wounded.- Other good local records are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Skeats, five soldier sons, Mrs. Standing, Low Street, four, and Mrs. Briscoe, Bridge End, four.

13 April 1917

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE - Five Soldier Sons

Mrs. Briscoe, Greta Cottages, has now five soldier sons, her youngest son, William Edward, having joined the R.A.M.C. and gone into training at Blackpool. Her other sons were all in Canada when war broke out, and Alfred joined the Mississauga Horse of the C.E.F., and Gamaliel, Frederick and Christopher joined the 238th Canadian Forestry Battalion, and have been engaged in felling the New Forest, Hampshire.

13 April 1917

LOWER BENTHAM - A PROUD RECORD

Mrs. Briscoe of Greta Cottages now holds the record in Bentham Parish of having five soldier sons. Four of them joined up in Canada and arrived home on furlough in October last. Gamaliel, the eldest, and Christopher Ellershaw and Frederick Henry, are in the Foresters' Battalion, while Alfred is in the trenches in France. The youngest son, Pte. William Edward, joined the R.A.M.C. last week and is stationed in Blackpool.

04 May 1917

BRISCOE - April 12th, 1917, killed in action in France, Trooper Alfred Briscoe, Mississauga Horse, Canadian E.F., second son of Mrs. Briscoe, Bridge End Cottages, Burton-in-Lonsdale, aged 38 years.

04 May 1917

OLD BURTONIAN KILLED

Trooper Alfred Briscoe, Mississanga Horse, Canadian E.F., was killed in action on April 12th. Deceased, who was in his 39th year, was the second of the five soldier sons of Mrs. Briscoe, Bridge End Cottages, and emigrated to Canada some six years ago and settled in Toronto. He enlisted in October 1915, and went out to France last October. On Sunday a cablegram was received by the Rev. R. Stowell, vicar of Burton, from Mrs. Briscoe, Toronto, announcing the death of Alf, and he conveyed the sad tidings to his mother and sisters. Trooper Briscoe was an 'old boy' of Thornton's Schools and for some time before proceeding to Canada was a police constable in Liverpool. He leaves a widow and one child.

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