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180596   Private Joseph Cardwell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/06/1881
Died: 04/02/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Joseph Cardwell was born on 5th June 1881 in Ballynakelly, Coalisland, County Tyrone. Joseph spent 18 months with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa. Joseph emigrated to Canada and served 5 years 8 months with the Gordon Highlanders of Canada. Joseph Cardwell enlisted in November 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia. Joseph was married to Margaret. He was working as a labourer on enlisting. Private Joseph Cardwell was serving with the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 4th February 1917. He was 35 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers Station Cemetery
  Villers-au-Bois, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave V-B-1
CWGC Casualty 59450
Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village along a track from the Villers-au-Bois to Servins road (D65).
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1 1911 Canadian Census lists Cardwell family Lists Joseph was living with his family in Victoria, British Columbia
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Joseph Cardwell
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Joseph Cardwell
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Joseph Cardwell's death
5 Geneanet - Villers Station Cemetery Photo of Private Joseph Cardwell's grave
6 Joseph Cardwell Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (46 no.)
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Cardwell's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023