Joseph Schofield (c.1887-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Joseph Schofield

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SCHOFIELD, JOSEPH. Lance Corporal. No 15862. 12th Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs W. H. Schofield, 2 James Street, Golcar. Employed as a plasterer and painter by Mr John Sutcliffe, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Hillhouse football club. Attended Golcar Baptist Church. Enlisted November 1914. Embarked for France May, 1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos, 25.9.1915, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His Commanding Officer wrote to the parents as follows, 'I am very sorry indeed to have to tell you that Lance Corporal Schofield was killed in action at La Bassee in the great battle at the end of September. He was a fine chap and his loss is felt by my Company. He set a fine example and was a N.C.O. of great promise. I am sorry I can give you no particulars of his death but at least I know this, that he was a member of a Division, the 9th Division, that made for itself an undying reputation on the 25th September and therefore he died a death that was as full of glory as any soldier can hope for.'
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Lance Corporal JOSEPH SCHOFIELD
  • regiment: Royal Scots
  • died: Saturday, September 25, 1915
  • age: 28 years
  • record ID: 1768523