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John Henry Briggs

In memory of:

Private John Henry Briggs

March 25, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

141866

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

"C" Coy. 42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 4, 1888
Grimsby, England

Son of Charles Briggs; husband of Lily May Briggs, of Owen Sound, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 58 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem.

Location:

SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY is located 5 Km east of Ieper town centre, on the Canadalaan, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 3 Km along the Meenseweg lies the right hand turning onto Canadalaan. The cemetery itself is located 1.5 Km along Canadalaan on the right hand side of the road. 100 metres beyond the cemetery at the end of the Canadalaan is the Hill 62 Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press April 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker

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