CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant Thomas Clifford Briscoe
Died: June 27, 1917

Regimental Number:
788520
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
38th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Admaston, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
James A. & Alice Adeline (Beach) Briscoe North Cote, Admaston twp, Renfrew Cty, Ont
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 17, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Merhcant
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
November 24, 1915
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
1 1/4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
"during the advance on AVION, this non-commisioned officer was one of the first to reach the objectives, but at that moment was instantly killed by enemy shell fire."
Date of Death:
June 27, 1917
Age at Death:
21
Buried at:
La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, France
Plot:
III. A. 4.
Commemorated:
Rosebank Cemetery, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1074-29
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

His service file has been digitized and is available on-line at the above LAC link. 

WeRelate Wiki

Rosebank Cemetery, Renfrew County, Ontario - Gravemarker. This marker incorrectly identifies his place of death as Avon, rather than Avion. and uses the date of June 28, 1917 which was initially reported in his service files, but it was later revised to June 27th.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 38th Battalion
Son of James A. and Alice Adeline Briscoe (nee Beach), of Renfrew, Ontario. Native of Northcote, Ontario.
Awards and Decorations
Military Medal