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Place of Birth: Embsay, Yorkshire
Service No: 14896
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Joseph Metcalfe was the son of Aaron Thompson and Sarah Metcalfe, née Taylor and half-brother of Private John Thomas Metcalfe (24062) (q.v.). Joseph's father was born at Bradford, Yorkshire and his mother at Manchester, Lancashire. Joseph was the brother-in-law of Corporal Thomas Upton (15886) (q.v.).
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 22, Low Spring Gardens - Joseph Thompson, aged 7 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, son of Aaron and Sarah Thompson. [In the 1891 Embsay Census, Sarah Metcalfe and her children were living at The Fold with Aaron Thompson.]
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: School Yard, Otley Street - Joseph Metcalfe, aged 17 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Metcalfe (married).
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Joseph Metcalfe, 14896, W. Rid. R. Died.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Joseph Metcalfe, 14896, 2 W. Rid. R. Died 1.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Joseph Metcalfe, 14896, 2nd Bn. W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: On or since 1.7.16. Death presumed. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister - Jane E. £6 10s. 9d. Half sister - Ada Upton. £1 5s. 9d. Sister - Ellen. £1 5s. 8d. Sister in Law - Sarah E. £1 5s. 9d. Share due to decd. half Brother - John Thomas. [Sister in Law] - Sarah E. £1 15s. 0d.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
METCALFE, James [Joseph], aged 23, West Riding Regiment, 5, Prospect Terrace, killed in action, France, 1917.
METCALFE, Joseph. [Additional]
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Private Joseph METCALFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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