Joseph Auger

Name

Joseph Auger
1889

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/12/1915
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
S/3684
Rifle Brigade
13th Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BEAUVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY
C. 37.
France

Headstone

>In loving memory of my dear husband he laid down his life that we might live

UK Memorials

Bishop's Stortford Town Memorial

Pre War

Joseph was born in Harston, Cambridgeshire in 1889 to James and Sophia Auger.  On the 1911 Census, he was living at Hill Hall Gardens, Theydon Mount, Epping , Essex and working as a Domestic Gardener. He was sharing the house with two other gardeners. He married Ellen Gertrude Knights on 7 November 1914 in Lambeth. Their son Joseph Victor was born on 23 May 1915 in St Marylebone, London. They later moved to 26 Lamont Road, Chelsea, London.

Wartime Service

Joseph enlisted in Westminster on 10 September 1914 and went to Winchester on 12 September. He was sent to the front on 29 July 1915 and saw action in the Battle of Loos in September 1915. He wounded in action by a shell on 18 December 1915 and died of the wounds the following day.

Additional Information

His widow, Ellen Gertrude was awarded a war gratuity of £5 and pay owing of £5 7s 1d. She also received a pension of 15 shillings a week for herself and her child.
Brother to Frank Auger and Victor Auger also named on the Bishop's Stortford Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer