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  • Headstone of Joe Bacon in the Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, France,
Courtesy Bill Bryan
Person Details
The Bacon family of Langwith consisted of seven children, the eldest being Joseph (or Joe) who was born in 1895. He was born in Nether Langwith or Cuckney, dependent on which census is consulted. His younger siblings were all born in the same place. Their parents were Albert, a coal miner, and Sarah Ann, née Mellor. In both 1901 and 1911 the family were living under the roof of Sarah’s father, Charles Mellor, who died at the age of 96. When Joe was 15, he was working as a farm labourer, living at Nether Langwith
Haulage hand, Langwith Colliery
07 Jul 1917
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Private
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Inscription on the War Memorial information board Joe BACON (Private) Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st / 6th Battalion. Joe Bacon was the son of Albert and Sarah Bacon of Cotton Mill Cottages. They resided with his Grand-Father, Charles Mellors. He worked at Langwith Colliery as a haulage hand prior to his enlistment. He died of natural causes on the 6th July 1917, aged 21 years, after the Battle of Arras. His remains are buried in Vis-en-Artois Cemetery, France. He was buried in Monchy Quarry Cemetery but later re-interred in Vis-en-Artois cemetery (grave ref ll.C.2).
As Nether Langwith village is in the parish of Norton Cuckney St Mary he is named on both Norton Cuckney St Mary and Nether Langwith memorials
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  • Headstone of Joe Bacon in the Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, France,
Courtesy Bill Bryan
    Joseph Bacon - Headstone of Joe Bacon in the Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, France, Courtesy Bill Bryan