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Place of Birth: Ingleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 681333
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 58th Battalion
Division: 3rd Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 4.
CWGC Cemetery: LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BURTON-IN-LONSDALE, YORKSHIRE
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
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Alfred BRISCOE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division
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