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Place of Birth: Garsdale, Yorkshire
Service No: 5590
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion
Division: 3rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-08-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Joseph Oversby was the son of John and Elizabeth Oversby, née Lund. John was born at Dent and Elizabeth in Grisedale, Yorkshire. Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael Akrigg and Izzatt Lund, who married in 1849. Joseph was the cousin of Private John Edward Oversby (205635) (q.v.).
1891 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Hill - Joseph Oversby, aged 5[?] months, born Garsdale, son of John and Elizabeth Oversby.
1901 Great Crosby, Lancashire Census: 55, Alexandra Road - Joseph Oversby, aged 10 years, born Garsdale, Yorkshire, son of John and Elizabeth Oversby.
1911 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census - Hole House - Joseph Oversby, aged 20 years, born Garsdale. [Joseph was employed by his brother-in-law, James Dinsdale, Farmer.]
The British Army Service Record for Joseph Oversby exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Joseph Oversley [sic], 5590, Liverpool Regiment.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Joseph Oversley [sic]. 5590, 7th KLR.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Joseph Oversby, 5590, 1/7th Batt Liverpool Reg. Date and Place of Death: 17.8.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister & adminisratrix - Rose Breaks. £5 2s. 1d.
Joseph is commemorated on the Great Crosby and Blundellsands War Memorial.
A short biography of Joseph is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
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:
OVERSBY, Joseph, aged 25, K.R.R., son of Mr. John and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Oversby, of Hall Bank, Dent, killed in action in France Aug. 16, 1916.
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Private Joseph OVERSBY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division
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