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  • 8421 Corporal Joseph Mitchell was killed in action on 9 August 1915 in the attack at Suvla, his body was found on 30 October 1915 and buried. After the armistice his remains were reinterred in Green Hill Cemetery grave I.F.26. visited, cross laid, photo taken by John Morse
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Sneinton Nottingham
He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Mitchell and the brother of Elizabeth Mitchell. In 1901 they lived in Sheffield. He was the husband of Lucy (née Powell) Mitchell later Brookes and the father of William Edward and Vera Mitchell. Lucy was awarded a weekly pension of 19 shillings.
He was a rolling mill labourer in 1901 then a collier, professional soldier and colliery boiler fireman.
09 Aug 1915
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8421
Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Joseph Mitchell enlisted in Mansfield on 19 August 1902 aged 18 years 3 months and was sent to the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He left the army on 18 August 1906. On the outbreak of war he was re-engaged on 19 August 1914 and on 24th was posted to the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) and sailed with the battalion on 1 July 1915 to Gallipoli. He fought with the battalion during its first attack towards Hetman Chair and Green Hill on 9th August 1915. He was posted as wounded and missing. His body was found and buried by men of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in front of trenches at Suvla - Authy G.E. Jackson, Staff Captain, Highland Mounted Brigade on 30 October 1915. After the armistice his remains were reinterred in Green Hill Cemetery grave I. F. 26. Green Hill and Chocolate Hills which together form Yilghin Burny were 150 feet high and taken by 33rd Brigade on 7 August 1915. It was the furthest forward the line was pushed in the campaign.
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  • 8421 Corporal Joseph Mitchell was killed in action on 9 August 1915 in the attack at Suvla, his body was found on 30 October 1915 and buried. After the armistice his remains were reinterred in Green Hill Cemetery grave I.F.26. visited, cross laid, photo taken by John Morse
    Joseph Mitchell grave - 8421 Corporal Joseph Mitchell was killed in action on 9 August 1915 in the attack at Suvla, his body was found on 30 October 1915 and buried. After the armistice his remains were reinterred in Green Hill Cemetery grave I.F.26. visited, cross laid, photo taken by John Morse