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  cap badgePrivate Joseph Mitchell

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

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret 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. From the 1901 Census - Address - 280 Hilltown, Dundee - John Mitchell aged 29, Maggie Campbell Mitchell aged 28, William John C Mitchell aged 8, Alexander Mitchell aged 6, Joseph Mitchell aged 3. Joseph's Pension was awarded to his father John on the 29/05/1917.

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 (IV. B. 28), 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 just over 2 months later. See Directory for Joseph's elder brother Alexander's page. I personally laid a Poppy at Joseph's grave in 2009 (see main grave photo). Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour with his brother Alexander (see photos). For some reason Joseph and his brother were NOT on the original Roll of Honour but are listed here - https://www.greatwardundee.com/roll-of-honour/search/a-z/?alpha=m#results .He is also listed in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for Joseph's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Joseph's Pension Records x 2 and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge. Joseph's grave inscription reads " SADLY MISSED ".

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