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Joseph SWANN

Private 9160 Joseph SWANN
1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action,   Thursday 22nd October 1914,   France,   age 19

Home address:36 Hoviley, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1895, Hattersley, Cheshire
Parents:Rachel Swann and Wright Swann
26 Daisy Bank, Apethorn, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Great Central Railway, Bridge Painter.
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France,
panel 13.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Lived at Greenside Farm, Hattersley, Cheshire in 1901.

From The Great Central Railway Journal, March 1917, page 184:

Died in the early stages of the war, being reported as missing in the April 1915 issue of The Great Central Railway Journal, and his death being reported in March 1917 issue of the same journal.

From the Hyde Reporter, 26th July 1919, Page 3 (a report of a ceremomy at Hyde Town Hall where medals were presented by Mayoress Murfin):

1914 Star Awarded in respect of the late Private Joseph Swan, Cheshire Regiment, of 26, Daisy Bank. The soldier to whom this decoration related enlisted on the 27th August 1914, and went through the battle of Mons. He was reported missing on the 22nd October, 1914, and later reported a presumed killed on that date. The decoration was received by his mother.