Brierly, Philip John

Regimental Number: 63132
Rank: Private
Branch: 13th Canadian Battalion, Quebec Regiment; 14th Battalion

Philip was born in London, England on July 10, 1892. He came to Grande Prairie in 1912 and homesteaded at Five Mile Creek. Philip was among the first to enlist from Grande Prairie – he joined up in November of 1914. He was wounded in action and died at the No. 11 General Hospital at Camiers on May 20, 1917. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas-de-Calais, France. Philip’s grave marker is inscribed with “Loved by all.”

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace, p. 138