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NEALL, Joseph



Reference Name LP21560

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:NEALL

First Name:Joseph

Date of Birth:30/09/1895

Age At Death:21

Birthplace:Brigg, Lincolnshire

Residence:10 Morley's Yard, Brigg (1911)

Rank:Rifleman

Service Number:C/12837

Regiment/ Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit:21st Bn

Date of Death:15/09/1916

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme

Country:France

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:13 A and 13 B.

UK Memorials:Brigg St. John Triptych

Next of Kin:Son of Henry J. and Emily Neall, of 11, Morleys Yard, Wrawby Street, Glanford Brigg [1901]

Biographical Notes:The eldest son of Henry Neal (railway worker/bricklayer/labourer) after his marriage to Emily Dunderdale (nee Fowler) Joseph was baptized on 18 Oct 1895. He had four older half-siblings and four younger full siblings. Joseph attended Brigg Grammar School and in 1914 was one of the first members to subscribe to the "Briggensians" Old Boys' Club. At the time he was working as a student teacher in Brigg shortly to enter Peterborough College for teacher training. However, he left the college to join the Kings Royal Rifle Corps on 2 Dec 1915, attending training camp at Duncombe Park, Helmsley. He embarked for France on 5 May 1916. On 15 September, as part of the 41st Division Joseph's Battalion advanced from Delville Wood in attempt to capture the village of Fler during the Battle of Fler-Courcelette (noted for the first use of the tank) which was generally successful. He was one of 128 men to lose their lives in that action on that day. Medals: British, Victory

Researcher:Sir John Nelthorpe School History Team;PJ & JM Sweetman

Notes:Memorial service also for Brother Dudley Joseph is remembered on Men of Brigg; Brigg St John Triptych; British Legion Brigg Branch; Sir John Nelthorpe School - WWI; memorials

Sources Used:L.S.- 21-10-16 - Brigg - K.I.A.,4-11-16-Memorial service. 1901, 1911 Census, CWGC, UK Army Register of Soldiers Effects 1901-1929, Briggensian, Medal Record Card, Free BMD (Birth), England, Select Births & Christenings, Service Record.

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