Main CPGW Record
Place of Birth: Bentham, Yorkshire
Service No: 523191
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion / Unit: 8th Field Ambulance
Division: 3rd Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. G. 32.
CWGC Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Joseph Townend (born 25 August 1887) was the son of Elias and Sarah Jane Townend, née Ward. Elias was born at Morton near Bingley, Yorkshire and Sarah at Buxton, Derbyshire.
1891 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Townend, aged 3 years, born Bentham, son of Elias and Jane Townend.
1901 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Joseph Townend, aged 13 years, born Bentham, son of Elias Townend, widower.
Joseph was married to Lillian Powell Armstrong in 1910.
1911 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Lair Gill - Joseph Townend, aged 23 years, born Bentham, husband of Lilly Townend.
A short biography of Joseph is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
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:
TOWNEND, Joseph, Canadian Field Ambulance, a native of Lower Bentham, died of wounds Nov. 17, 1917.
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Private Joseph TOWNEND
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Army Medical Corps
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Canadian Division