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180596   Private Joseph Cardwell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/04/2017
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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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 and his wife Margaret emigrated to Canada in 1908.
The 1911 Canadian Census records Joseph as being married to Margaret Cardwell, living in Victoria, British Columbia. Margaret was born in June 1884 in Ireland. They had two daughters. Elizabeth Cardwell was born in June 1906 in Ireland. Florence was born in November 1910 in Canada. It seems Joseph was working as a rock-driller.
He served 5 years 8 months with the Gordon Highlanders of Canada.
Joseph Cardwell enlisted on the 8th November 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia. Joseph was married to Margaret. He was working as a labourer on enlisting. They were living at Lake Road, Maywood , British Columbia. He was 5 foot 8 inches tall.
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.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Cardwell was killed in action on 4th February 1917. His unit was in the vicinity of Carency, between Villers-au-Bois and Souchez in Pas de Calais.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 29 March 1917
Mrs Greer, Tennent Street, Belfast, has been informed of the death of her brother, Private Joseph Cardwell, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action on 4th February. He was a son of the late Mr William Cardwell, Ballynakelly, Coalisland and Mrs Cardwell, Matchett Street, Belfast.
Private Joseph Cardwell is buried in Villers Station Cemetery in Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballynakelly Coalisland Born in Ballynakelly 54.522775 -6.686311
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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 Joseph Cardwell Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (46 no.)
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