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Lieutenant Ross Dickenson Briscoe

Lieutenant Ross Dickenson Briscoe

Male 1891 - 1915  (23 years)

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  • Name Ross Dickenson Briscoe 
    Prefix Lieutenant 
    Born 20 Jun 1891  Dunnville, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting war, military, accident 
    Military WW1 - 29th Battalion / 101st Fusiliers  [5
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bookkeeper, Bank 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Battalion, 101st Fusiliers 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Lieutenant, Galt Cadet Corp / 29th Regiment, 
    Misfortune 1915 
    killed in WW1 
    Died 6 Jan 1915  Salisbury Plains Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1916  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Website 2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white studio portrait photograph of Captain Ross Dickenson Briscoe, in uniform.

      Notes:
      Capt. Briscoe was with the 29th Battalion from Galt, Ontario, and later joined the 101st Fusiliers of Edmonton. He was killed by accident on the Salisbury Plains in January, 1915.
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-62194P 
    Person ID I62194  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Reuben Alfred Briscoe,   b. 7 Jul 1865, Newburgh, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Florence Alexander Roat,   b. 6 Jun 1867, Dunnville, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Oct 1891  Dunnville, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F16247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Reuben Alfred Briscoe,   b. 7 Jul 1865, Newburgh, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ora Zila Wilkinson,   b. Jan 1879, Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Sep 1909  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jun 1891 - Dunnville, Haldimand Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper, Bank - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 1915 - Salisbury Plains Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1916 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ross Dickenson Briscoe
    Ross Dickenson Briscoe
    from Grace Schmidt Room
    Lieut. Ross Dickenson Briscoe
    Lieut. Ross Dickenson Briscoe
    from Our Ontario.ca

  • Notes 
    • Galt Regiment Suffers

      29th Regiment Has Lost Several Men Since Departure from Canada.


      The 29th Regiment of Galt, for its strength at the front, has probably suffer more than any other Canadian regiment fo the first contingent. Lieut. Ross D. Briscoe of Galt was accidently killed at target practice at Salisbury Palin, while Corporal John Thomas McMaster was killed at the front, and two men from the 29th are now in hospital wounded.

      Private Bobby Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Park, 160 Forest road is the latest to be reported wounded in the casualty list. He is confined to the Canadian Military Hosptial at Shorncliffe suffering from gunshot wounds on the leg and hand. he is about 20 years of age and while born in Scotland, had lived in Galt four years. He was orderly to Captain Thomas Lockhart, who was in charge of the Galt detachment of the 1st Battalion. "Bobby: Park was better known in football circles in Galt having played centre forward with the Caledonian Football team, and was its chief goal-getter.

      The Toronto Star 13 Mar 1915 pg 3

      _____________________________

      CANADIAN OFFICERS DEAD AT SALISBURY
      Lieut. Ross Briscoe Killed During Target Practice--Lt.-Col Strange Passed Away.


      A cable from London says that Lieut. Ross Briscoe of the 103rd Regiment of Saskataoon, was shot and instantly killed durlng target practice at Salisburg Plains yesterday. He was 22 years old and son of R. A.. Briscoe, drygoods merchant of Galt. He had been employed in the Bank of Toronto there, and later in the Bank of Commerce at Strathroy. At Valcartier he was appointed to take charge of one of the companies of the Saskatoon regiment. He was a well known Association football player, and was also represented on several of the Galt O.H.A. hockey teams.

      The Toronto Star Jan. 7, 1915

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 Page 5.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, BRISCOE, ROSS DICKENSON Rank: LT Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1074 - 28.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 22.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    5. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 4540 (1891), Ruben Alfred Briscoe-Florence Alexandria Roat.
      Ruben Alfred Briscoe, Salesman of Dunnville, Birth Place: Newbury Age: 26 Estimated birth year: abt 1865 Father Name: Walter Briscoe Mother Name: Adelin Briscoe Spouse Name: Florence Alexandria Roat, residence Dunnville, Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867 Spouse Birth Place: Dunnville Spouse Father Name: Harmon Roat Spouse Mother Name: Eliza Roat Marriage Date: 3 Oct 1891 Marriage Place: Haldimand, Dunnville