Saturday, 16 May 2015

Joseph Swift 1883-1918

Marquis of Granby on Thomas Street (from the Tasker Trust website)
1883 in Barnsley
Baptised 4 November 1883 at St John's church, Barnsley
(Abode, Thomas Street, Father's occupation, Publican)

Son of:
Joseph Swift b.1849 Barnsley d.1929 Barnsley

1911: Innkeeper at the Marquis of Granby, 44 Thomas Street
married at St John's church, Barnsley on 4 November 1872 to
Mary Ann (maiden name Nixon) b.1852 in Barnsley d.1902 in Barnsley

Position in family: The fifth of 7 children
1. George Swift b.1874 m.1898 to Eva Wilde, son George Swift b.1899 d.1918 WW1DIED

2. William Swift b.1875 m.1899 to Emily Gee
3. Albert Swift b.1880 d.1962  m.1914 to Caroline Brown
4. Frederick Swift b.1882 m.1907 to Sarah Ann Denton
5. Joseph Swift b.1883 WW1 MISSING/KILLED IN ACTION
6. Ernest Swift b.1885 d.Feb 1886
7. Ernest Swift b.1887

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 44 Thomas Street (Marquis of Granby Inn) aged 7 Scholar
1901: 44 Thomas Street (Marquis of Granby) aged 17 Stonemason
1911: 51 Summer Lane, Barnsley aged 27 Monumental mason
1918 Absent Voters' List: 7 Moffatt Terrace, Silver Street, Barnsley


Joseph was married
at St John's church on 20 March 1905

to Agnes Marshall b.1885 (remarried 1921 to George Connor)

1. Mary Ann Swift b.1905
2. Emily Swift b.1908 d.1909

Military Service:
Enlisted: ??
Regiment and Battalion:   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI)
Service number and rank:  43714 Private

Regiment and Battalion: Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Service number and rank: 48300 Rifleman
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death:     28 May 1918 age 34
CWGC Remembered: Soissons Memorial

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Swift, of 44, James St., Barnsley; husband of Agnes Connor (formerly Swift), of 79, Summer Lane, Barnsley, Yorks.

Not remembered on any memorial found so far.


Lives of the First World War

No mentions in the Barnsley Chronicle found so far. In the Absent Voters' List of 1918 he is reported missing in the handwritten notes which were added before the election in December of that year.

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