2126473 Lance Corporal

 

Walter Briscoe.

 

7 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

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.

 

Note:

 

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.