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Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire
Service No: 25619
Regiment / Corps / Service: Grenadier Guards
Battalion / Unit: 3rd Battalion
Division: Guards Division
Date of Death: 1917-07-31
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 9 and 11.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
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: 29.7.17. Killed in Action. Dependant: Miss Amy Southam. Address: 21, Regent Street, Haworth Brow Nr. Keighley. Relationship: Unmarried wife. Pension 7/6 [£0 7s. 6d.] a week from 12.2.18. [Joseph and Amy had a son named Richard Merry Southam (source: ancestry.co.uk).]
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: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Grenadier Guards
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division
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