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Joseph MERRY

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Surname: MERRY

Forename(s): Joseph

Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire

Service No: 25619

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Grenadier Guards

Battalion / Unit: 3rd Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1917-07-31

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 9 and 11.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Joseph Merry (born 10 March 1897) was the son of Joseph Anthony and Jane Lowcock Merry, née Boit. Joseph, senior, was born at Horton-cum-Studley, Oxfordshire and Jane at Addingham, Yorkshire.

1901 Ludlow, Shropshire Census: Quality Square - Joseph Merry, aged 4 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire. [Joseph and his parents were visiting John and Sarah A. Johnston.]

1911 Haworth, Yorkshire Census: 10, Hall Street - Joseph Merry, aged 14 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire, son of Joseph Anthony and Jane Lowcock Merry.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gdsn Joseph Merry, 25619, G. Gds.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Gdsn Joseph Merry, 25619, 3 G. Gds.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Joseph Merry, 25619, 3rd Bn Gren Gds. Date and Place of Death: 31.7.17 in Action Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Joseph A. £8 2s. 9d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: L/C Joseph Merry, 25619, Grenadier Guards. Date and cause of death: 29[sic].7.17. Killed in Action. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Miss Amy Southam. Relationship: Unmarried wife. Address: 21, Regent Street, Haworth Brow Nr Keighley. Pension 7/6 [£0 7s. 6d.] a week from 12.2.18. Mrs Jane Lowcock Merry. Relationship: Mother. Address: 12, Hall Street, Haworth, Nr Keighley. [Joseph and Amy had a son named Richard Merry Southam. Amy married Herbert Simpson in 1919. (Source:]

Joseph was killed in action during the Battles of Ypres, 1917, 31 July-10 November, at the Battle of Pilckem, 31 July-2 August.

Joseph is commemorated on the Haworth War Memorial.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Grenadier Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Grenadier Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MERRY

Forename(s): Joseph

Born: Addingham, Yorks


Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 25619

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Battalion: 3rd Battalion


Died Date: 31/07/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MERRY

Forename(s): Joseph

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 25619

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Unit: 3rd Bn.

Age: 20


Died Date: 31/07/1917

Additional Information: Son of Joseph A. and Jane Lowcock Merry, of 10 and 12, Hall St., Haworth, Keighley, Yorks.





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    One Response to Joseph MERRY

    1. L M Wheeler November 11, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

      Richard Merry Southam went on to have a daughter – Lynne Margaret Southam (Grand daughter of Joseph and Amy).

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