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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
Joseph Myran Morecroft was born in 1889 in Huckall Torkard and was the son of William Walter Joseph Morecroft and Annie Maria Morecroft. His father William was born in 1854 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, his mother Annie Maria they were married in 1879 in Derby and went on to have 9 children , sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911, their surviving children were all born in Hucknall Torkard and were Martha b1885, William b1887, Joseph b 1889, Mary Jane b1892, Mary Ann b1894 and Sarah Ellen b1902 In 1911 census the family are living at 54 Hankin Street Butler's Hill Hucknall Torkard and are shown as William 57 yrs a green grocer , he is living with his wife Annie Maria 53 yrs and their children William 24 yrs a coal miner, Joseph 22 yrs a coal miner, Mary Jane 19 yrs a cigar maker, Mary Ann 17 yrs a cigar maker and Sarah Ellen 9 yrs a scholar
He was a coal miner
04 Jul 1915
483430 - CWGC Website
7th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Joseph Morecroft, enlisted in Nottingham on 5th December 1914 and served with the 7th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 19th May 1915 and was killed in action on 4th July 1915. He is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.
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