Private 17581 Joseph Edward Sherwood

Sherwood Joseph 96 414x600

Killed in Action on Friday, 21st April 1916, age 21.
Buried in Grave I. B. 4. at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas De Calais, France.

1st Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 95th Brigade of 5th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: West Bromwich.

First landed France & Flanders, 3rd August 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the St. Peter's, Greets Green Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/574962/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Joseph Edward Sherwood registered March quarter 1895 in West Bromwich.

1901 Census
3 Churchyard Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Joseph Sherwood (31, Brickyard Labourer, born Hednesford), his wife Phoebe (28, born Sedgley), and their 3 children: Benjamin (8, born West Bromwich), Joseph (6, born West Bromwich), and Arthur (1, born Tipton).

1911 Census
216 Toll End Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Joseph Sherwood (46, Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Phoebe (40, born Sedgley), and their 5 surviving children of 8: Joseph E. (16, Labourer at Brickworks, born West Bromwich), Arthur (12, born Tipton), Harold (7, born Tipton), John H. (4, born West Bromwich), and Leonard (1, born West Bromwich).

Personal Data

According to 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' Joseph was born in Tipton, and certainly his census records show the family was living in Tipton. However both 1901 and 1911 census returns suggest he was born in West Bromwich.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

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