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Private Joseph Mitchell

10th/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 19490

Joseph Mitchell grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Elizabeth Mitchell of 6e Douglas St, Coatbridge. Younger brother of Private Alexander Mitchell of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry who was Killed in Action on the 28/08/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Dundee / 6e Douglas St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 03/11/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Tube Worker in the British Tube Works

Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Field ambulances used the Communal Cemetery for Commonwealth burials from September 1915 to August 1916, and again during the German advance of March 1918. It contains 127 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Additional Information

Joseph was lying in hospital wounded when his brother died. He subsequently died of these wounds. I personally laid a Poppy at Josephs grave in 2009 (see main grave photo). Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour and on the Dundee Roll of Honour with his brother (see photos) and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour. His grave inscription reads " SADLY MISSED "

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home

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