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Joseph Bryan BUSHBY

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Surname: BUSHBY

Forename(s): Joseph Bryan

Place of Birth: Kettlewell, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 46th (North Midland) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-10-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VII. F. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EAST MARTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: WEST MARTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Joseph Bryan Bushby (born 23 December 1891) was the son of Joseph and Margaret Bushby, née Bell. Joseph, senior, was born at Kettlewell and Margaret at Buckden, Yorkshire.

1901 Kettlewell, Yorkshire Census: Westgate - Joseph B. Bushby, aged 9 years, born Kettlewell, son of Joseph and Margaret Bushby.

1911 East Marton, Yorkshire Census: Schoolhouse Farm - Joseph Bryan Bushby, aged 19 years, born Kettlewell, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Margaret Bushby.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt J.B. Bushby, 2739 & 265725, West Riding Regiment & 2/Lt South Staffordshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 5 February 1917. Commissioned: 23 November 1917. Correspondence: Schoolhouse Farm, Nr. Skipton, Yorks.

Joseph is commemorated on St John's College, York, War Memorial.

A short biography of Joseph is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BUSHBY, Lieut. James Byron, aged 26, South Staffs. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bushby, Schoolhouse Farm, Broughton, former school teacher at Brougham Street Schools, Skipton, died of wounds Oct. 9, 1918.

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2nd Lieutenant Joseph Bryan BUSHBY

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Bryan BUSHBY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

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Surname: BUSHBY

Forename(s): Joseph Bryan

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted:

Number:

Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion: 6th Battalion (Territorial)

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/10/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War:

Notes:

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Surname: BUSHBY

Forename(s): Joseph Bryan

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 1st/5th Bn.

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 09/10/1918

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Margaret Bushby, of Schoolhouse Farm, Skipton, Yorks. Born at Kettlewell, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

BUSHBY Joseph Bryan of School House Farm Marton near Skipton Yorkshire second - lieutenant 1/5th battalion Staffordshire regiment died 9 October 1918 at 50 Casualty Clearing Station France on active service Administration London 20 February to Joseph Bushby farmer. Effects £394 16s. 11d.

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Joseph Bryan Bushby, aged 16, from a 1908 School photograph

Joseph Bryan Bushby, aged 16, from a 1908 School photograph

Courtesy of Ermysted's Grammar School Archive

Margaret Bell (black dress), the mother of Joseph Bryan Bushby, aged 16 years

Margaret Bell (black dress), the mother of Joseph Bryan Bushby, aged 16 years

Courtesy of Robert Douglas Bell, Carmel, Indiana, U.S.A.

Margaret Bushby, née Bell, the mother of Joseph Bryan Bushby

Margaret Bushby, née Bell, the mother of Joseph Bryan Bushby

Courtesy of Robert Douglas Bell, Carmel, Indiana, U.S.A.

St. Mary’s Churchyard, Kettlewell

St. Mary’s Churchyard, Kettlewell

Family gravestone

St. Mary’s Churchyard, Kettlewell

St. Mary’s Churchyard, Kettlewell

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

14 December 1917

MARTON

Mr. J. B. Bushby, son of Mr. J. Bushby, of Schoolhouse Farm, West Marton, has been promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant, and has been gazetted to the South Staffordshire Regiment. He volunteered in the early part of the war as a Private in the Duke of Wellington’s, afterwards becoming a Sergeant in the Machine Gun Section. After a period of active service in France he returned to England for a second period of training and secured his promotion, being the first Marton soldier from the ranks to win this honour.

18 October 1918

BUSHBY – October 9th, 1918, died of wounds received in France, Second-Lieutenant Joseph Bryan Bushby, South Staffordshire Regiment, the dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bushby, Schoolhouse Farm, Marton, aged 26 years.

“His country called – he went.”

18 October 1918

Skipton Teacher Dies of Wounds

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bushby, of Schoolhouse Farm, Marton, have received the sad news of the death of their son, 2nd-Lieutenant Bryan Bushby, South Staffs. Regiment, who died of wounds on 9th October, 1918, at the 50th Casualty Clearing Station. Previous to the official telegram a letter had been received from the Sister-in-charge, stating that 2nd-Lieut Bushby was lying seriously wounded in the abdomen by machine gun bullet.

The Battalion had seen considerable fighting during the recent offensive, and had been particularly successful in their attack on Sunday, September 29th, being part of the Midland Division which earned special mention for their brilliant fighting. It was in a later action on October 4th that Lieutenant Bushby received his fatal wound.

The deceased officer was 26 years of age, an ‘old boy’ of Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton, and St. John’s College, York, and at the time of joining the Army was a teacher at Brougham Street Schools, Skipton. In volunteering his services for his country he gave up a most promising career, joining the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in September, 1914. He was quickly raised to sergeant’s rank and was machine gun instructor until proceeding overseas to France with the Battalion in January, 1917. In the spring of that year he was offered and accepted a commission and was subsequently gazetted to the South Staffordshire Regiment, and was drafted overseas for the second time in April, 1918. Of a cheerful nature, his unassuming and straightforward characteristics made him many friends; he was highly respected by all who knew him. Deep sympathy is felt for the sorrowing family.

04 July 1919

PEACE SUPPLEMENT TO THE 'CRAVEN HERALD' – CRAVEN'S FALLEN OFFICERS

SECOND-LIEUTENANT J. B. BUSHBY

South Staffs Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bushby, Schoolhouse Farm, Marton, died on October 9th, 1918, of wounds received on the Western Front on October 4th, 1918, aged 26 years.

10 October 1919

BUSHBY – In ever loving memory of a dear son and brother, J. B. Busby, 2nd Lieut. 1/5th South Staffs. Regiment, who died Oct. 11th, 1918, in France, of wounds received in action and lies buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, near Peronne.

“He sleeps with England’s heroes,
‘Neath the watchful care of God.”

From all at Schoolhouse Farm, and West Marton.

BUSHBY – In loving memory of a dear and sadly missed brother, Joseph Bryan Bushby, who died Oct. 9th, 1918, in France, of wounds received in action.

We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see.,
But all is well that’s done by Thee.

From Kate and Wilson, Horton Hill, Bracewell.

08 October 1920

BUSHBY – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, J. B. Bushby, 2nd Lieutenant, 1/5th South Staffordshire Regiment, who died of wounds in France October 9th, 1918.

“Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten.”

From all at School House Farm, Marton.

BUSHBY – In loving and affectionate remembrance of a dear brother, J. B. Bushby, who died in France October 9th, 1918.

“Time passes, but loving memories still remain.”

From Kate and Wilson, Horton Hall, Bracewell.

07 October 1921

BUSHBY – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Joseph Bryan (2nd Lieut. 1/5th South Staffs. Regt.), who died in France of wounds received in action, Oct. 9th, 1918.

Dearer to us than words can tell
Are the thoughts of him we loved so well.

School House Farm, Marton.

BUSHBY – In ever loving memory of a dear brother, 2nd Lieut J. B. Bushby, who died of wounds, Oct. 9th, 1918.

“Memory clings with many silent thoughts.”

From his Sister and Brother-in-law, Horton Hall, Bracewell.

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