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  • Buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
Person Details
Joseph Woodward Hurt was born in 1895 in Nottingham and was the son of the late John a domestic gardener and Maria Hurt née Pickering of 17 Highfield Grove, West Bridgford. His father John was born in 1856 in Kneesall and his mother Maria Pickering was born in Stickney, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1883 in Nottingham and went on to have 10 children, Maria b1885 Woodborough, John b1887 Woodborough, George Wilfred b1889 Woodborough, Mabel b1892 Woodborough, Ernest born 1893 Nottm, Joseph Woodward b1895 Nottm, Susannah May b1897 Nottm, William b1899 West Bridgford, Annie b1900 West Bridgford and Harold b1907 West Bridgford. In the 1911 census the family are living at The Hall Lodge, West Bridgford and are shown as John 55 yrs a domestic gardener , he is living with his wife Maria 49 yrs and their children Maria 26 yrs a pattern girl, George Wilfred 22 yrs a domestic gardener, Mable 19 yrs a clipper in the lace trade, Joseph Woodward 16 yrs a lace machine teller, Susannah 14 yrs an errand girl, William 12 yrs a scholar, Annie 10 yrs a scholar and Harold 4 yrs. His father John died in 1913 he was 56 yrs old the death was registered in the Basford Registration district. Five of their sons were to serve in the Great War two of whom died.
01 Jul 1916
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  • MM MM Military Medal
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Joseph Woodward Hurt, M.M.,had enlisted in Nottingham , he served with “C” Company, 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire ) Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles). He landed in France on 28th February 1915 and was killed in action on 1st July 1916 the first day of the Battle of the Somme. News of his death accompanied by his photograph appeared in the local press on 25th July 1916. He is buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery. He was awarded a military medal , which was published in the 'London Gazette ' on 19TH February 1917
His brother 19 yrs old Corporal William Hurt, 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, had volunteered for service on 5th November 1914 and had been wounded previously on 10th November 1916 he was killed in action on 3rd September 1918. He is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy.
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  • Buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
    Joseph Woodward Hurt - Buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
  • Family copy of Joe in uniform during WW1, courtesy of Joanne Smith
    Joseph Woodward Hurt - Family copy of Joe in uniform during WW1, courtesy of Joanne Smith