Harold David Joad

Name

Harold David Joad

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/01/1917
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
25196
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
VI.D.42
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Kimpton Village Memorial, St Peter & St Paul Church, Kimpton, Not on the Weston memorials, We are not aware of any Ansell's End, memorial

Pre War

Born in Weston to Charles and Annie and baptised in Weston on 22 March 1896. His father was the schoolmaster in Weston in the 1890s, but sadly died when Harold was a few months old. His mother later remarried, to George Desborough in 1907. 1911 Census: Harold was living with his stepfather George and mother Annie, at Ansells End, Kimpton, Welwyn, Herts and was a scholar.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Bedford. Killed in action at Forceville.

Additional Information

Son of Annie M. Desborough (Formerly Joad), of Ansell'S End, Kimpton, Welwyn, Herts, and the late Charles Joad. Mother Annie Desborough received a war gratuity of £3. 10s.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Pitts, Peter Handy, Brenda Palmer