1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

joseph hateley

Contributed by: carol davey, on 2008-11-05

Joseph hateley
First Name joseph
Surname hateley
Year of Birth 1882
Year of Death 1915
Regiment South Staffordshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Joseph Walsall, Staffordshire

joseph's Story

This is my Gt Grandfather Joseph Hateley

no one in our family knew about him until I decided to research him.I looked in liverpools picton library in his local regiment.I then rang the CWGC and when the lady could tell me josephs wifes re marraige name fallon, I nearly fell off the chair.Joseph had had his own grave for 83 years and no one knew even though he had an inscription on his headstone.shortly after a friend and I travelled to Bethune ,Pas de Calais to find him.What a moment I shall remember it forever his name jumped out to me .I made him a promise that he will never ever be forgotten again as I have told my children and I am sure they will tell theirs.

I have since been back to visit his resting place with my mum.As Gt Grandaughter and Grandaughter we travelled on a pilgrimage with the K.O.Y.L.I & L.I ASSOCIATION and a member of the organisers played the last post and the revallie at our grandfathers and every other grave or memorial.What a moving scene you cant help shed the tears.

Joseph I promise you ,you will nevr be forgotten again remebered in our hearts love from gt grandaughter Carol xxxxx

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