Huthwaite War Memorial Project


Joseph Hadfield

Joseph Hadfield

Private 49640 - Essex Regiment
9th Battalion

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.

Notts Free Press – 11th. October, 1918.
Official notice has been received of the death in action of Private Joseph Hadfield, of the Essex Regiment (previously of the Sherwoods). Twenty-five years of age, he had been in the Army only 16 weeks, being one of the recently combed out miners from New Hucknall Colliery. He was the eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Hadfield, of Chatsworth Street, Sutton, where the family recently removed to from Huthwaite. His death occurred on the 18th. September, and he was the older brother of Private Hadfield, who has just won the M.M.

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Written 07 Feb 09 Revised 07 Feb 09 © by Gary Elliott