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SPRINGFORD, Joseph Christopher


Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Date of birth: 28/11/1888
Place of birth: Eton
Gender: Male
Date of death: 15/02/1918
Place of death: General or Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 29
CWGC Ref: 521101
TWGPP Ref: 3385702
Address: 3 Victoria Place Eton Wick

Military details

Joined: Posted
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 94017
Joined: Volunteered
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8671


Father William Isaac SPRINGFORD
Brother Isaac SPRINGFORD

Additional information

Joseph was one of two sons of William Isaac and Annie Springford. His brother was called Isaac. We know that Joseph was baptised 6th January 1889 in Eton and on the 1911 Census he was employed as a stable helper.
Joseph may have emigrated to Canada as he volunteered with the Canadian Forces. He was serving with 17th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters when he was wounded in France. He was buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

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