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Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire
Service No: 26741
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2/7th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-28
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. Q. 15.
CWGC Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Tom Joy (born 5 October 1896) was the son of Joseph and Sarah Joy, née Hollingdrake. Sarah was born at Silsden, Yorkshire. Joseph may have been born at Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Tom Joy, aged 4 years, born Silsden, son of Joseph and Sarah Joy.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 26, Chatsworth Street - Tom Joy, aged 14 years, born Silsden, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Sarah Joy.
The British Army Service Record for Tom Joy exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Tom Joy, 26741, W. Rid. R. D. of W. 28.11.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Tom Joy, 26741, 2nd W. Rid. R.; 2/7th W. Rid. R. D. of W. 28.11.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Tom Joy, 26741, 2/7th West Riding. Date and Place of Death: 28.11.17 in Action France (Wounds). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Sarah. £23 16s. 4d.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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