Private 49640 - Essex Regiment
Killed in Action Flanders 27th Sep 1918 : Aged 25
Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy.. Grave Ref. II.F. 10.
Joseph only became recogniseable from press reports confirming his short confusingly vague detailed service record. His parents had just moved from Huthwaite into Sutton when Joseph, their eldest son who was working at our New Hucknall Colliery, followed his younger brother into the armed forced. It appears like many miners he firstly joined the Sherwood Foresters as Private 116859. Recognising his move and death in the Essex Regiment with mistypes as private 4960, his army life lasted 16 weeks.
Identified by press reports from Paul Bradshaw
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Simple listing in vague Identification.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 JOSEPH HADFIELD, born Castleford, enlisted Sutton, resides Huthwaite Private 4960 formerly 116859 Notts and Derby Regt., Essex Regt. 9th. Battalion Killed in action France and Flanders, 18th. September 1918.
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives 11th October 1918
Found sharing other listing upon the main Town Cemetery memorial Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Written 07 Feb 09 Revised 07 Feb 09 © by Gary Elliott