Friday, 13 December 2013

Joseph Woodcock 1886-1915

From the Barnsley Chronicle 23 Oct 1915
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

1886 Barnsley

Son of:
James Woodcock, born 1856 in Barnsley, died 1917.  He was a Coal Miner and lived in Wood Street, Barnsley in 1901. He was married in Barnsley Q3 1877 (9c 185) to

Mary Jane Woodcock, nee Milner, born Darton in 1862. 

Position in family: The third of 7 children
1. James William Woodcock b. 1879
2. Sarah Elizabeth Woodcock b. 1884

3. Joseph Woodcock b. 1886  WW1 KILLED
4. Aaron Woodcock b. 1889
5. Annie Woodcock b.1892
6. Mary Woodcock b. 1897
7. Ernest Powell Woodcock b. 1900 WW1 SERVICE in India

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 40 King Street, Barnsley aged 5 years

1901: 1 Ct 3 House Wood Street aged 15, a glass bottle taker in
1911: **

Marriage: Joseph was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion:    York and Lancaster Regiment, 6th Battalion
Service number and rank:  10664 Private

Personal information:   **

Death:     22 August 1915  aged 29 years
Remembered at: Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Panel Reference: 171 to 173

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Mary Jane Woodcock, of 10 Court, 5 House, Wood St, Barnsley and the late James Woodcock.

On the memorial tablet in St John's Church, Barnsley which is now lost.

Notes: Haven't found Joseph in the 1911 census yet.  His mother is living with her parents in 1911 but his father is also difficult to find. 

Barnsley Independent 23 October 1915
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

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