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14/04/2017 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.
14/04/2017 Private Joseph Cardwell is buried in Villers Station Cemetery in Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Joseph spent 18 months with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa
30/12/2015 Joseph and his wife Margaret emigrated to Canada in 1908.
30/12/2015 He served 5 years 8 months with the Gordon Highlanders of Canada.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Joseph Cardwell was born on 5th June 1881 in Ballynakelly, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 29 March 1917
30/12/2015 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.
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