Joseph William Blackburn (1893-1919)

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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BLACKBURN, JOSEPH WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No DM2/207576. Army Service Corps. Born Leys, Longwood, 14.7.1893. Son of Albert and Mary Blackburn, 14 Parkwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Goitfield Board School, Longwood. Was employed as a dyer by Messrs. Wadsworth, Lees and Company Ltd., Leymoor Dyeworks. Single. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Chapel and had acted as assistant secretary at the Sunday School. Enlisted 31.8.1916. Died at home whilst on leave, of pneumonia, following influenza and bronchitis on 11.2.1919, 25 years. His demobilisation papers arrived the same day. Buried in LONGWOOD WESLEYAN BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- north part.
ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Chapel; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Army Service Corps
  • died: Tuesday, February 11, 1919
  • age: 25 years
  • record ID: 2752190