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Private Joseph MORSHEAD, G/5293, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 26th September 1915,  age 25.

28th September 1890, born Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire, son of William John and Catherine Morshead, of 8, Duke Street, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancsashire.


1911 Census - 8, Duke Street, Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire - William John Morshead, head, age 48, married, cotton ring spinning, overlooker, cotton spinning, worker, born Falmouth, Cornwall; Catherine Morshead, wife, age 48, married 25 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Chorley, Lancashire; Elizabeth Ann Morshead, daughter, age 24, single, warper, cotton manufacturing, worker, born Rishton, Lancashire; Joseph Morshead, son, age 20, single, cotton weaver, cotton manufacturing, worker, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire; Ethel Morshead, daughter, age 18, single, cotton weaver, cotton manufacturing, worker, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire; Florence Morshead, daughter, age 15, single, cotton weaver, cotton manufacturing, worker, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire; Lilian Morshead, daughter, age 10, school, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire; Meda Morshead, daughter, age 7, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire; Edith Morshead, daughter, age 4, born Oswaldtwistle, Lancsashire.


Enlisted Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire. 

30th August 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97, France.


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