Harry Briscoe

Private Harry Briscoe, the eldest son of Peter and Elizabeth, was born in Seacombe . Baptized 25th August 1895 at St Mary’s Liscard Cheshire. In the 1901 census mother Elizabeth listed as Eliza (Born Woolton) . Harry aged 5 with sister Eliza G aged 4 and brother Peter aged 2 family living at 3 Rockhouse St Walton. In the 1911 census, Harry age 15 employed in the Fish Trade was living with his mother, Eliza a widow; sister, Eliza Gladys aged 14; and younger brother, Peter aged 12; at 2 High Street, Woolton.

According to the the Kings Liverpool database at the Museum of Liverpool, and the Local newspaper Harry was educated at Gateacre School and attended Woolton Wesleyan Sunday School and Church. He was employed by Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and was called up in January 1917 and then crossed to France 15 May 1917.

Private Harry Briscoe served in the 4th Kings Liverpool Regiment, Serial Number 59279, and died 26 September 1917 after being struck by a bursting shell nearby. Harry aged 23

Harry is Remembered with Honour. Tyne Cot Memorial