James Michael BRISCOE

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BRISCOE, James Michael

Service Number: 1812
Enlisted: 16 January 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Chudleigh, Tasmania, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Chudleigh, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Chudleigh Public School, Tasmania
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 19 October 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX1V, Row A, Grave 13A Headstone inscription reads: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1812, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
19 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1812, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
19 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1812, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from 12th Battalion to the 52nd Battalion
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1812, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the head-severe
17 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1812, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Wounded for the second time. Shell wound to the right thigh causing a compound fracture
19 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1812, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Francis and Sarah How Briscoe of Chudelig, Tasmania; brother of Francis Gerald Briscoe MM who returned to Australia on 22 March 1919 having served with the 1st Pioneer Battalion

Medals: 14-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal