2126473 Lance Corporal
7 Bomb Disposal Company.
Photo donated by a friend.
Son of Walter and Jane Briscoe: Husband of Alice Briscoe of Shaw.
Died on the 8th December 1944. Aged 34.
Buried at Crompton Cemetery.
Plot 77 Grave 12071.
On the 18th December 1944, a minefield at Wykes Regis was being cleared. Lieutenant L.H. Morgan was in charge of this operation. There was an explosion and Lance Corporal W. Briscoe was killed a number of others including Lieutenant Morgan were wounded. Lieutenant Morgan entered the live section of the minefield to remove the wounded and Lance Corporal Briscoe’s body.