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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th January 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Wolverhampton,Staffordshire
Joseph was born in 1895 in Wolverhampton and was the son of Joseph Worn a tin plate worker and Ann Worn née Desbury. His father Joseph was born in 1866 in Glasgow, his mother Ann Desbury was born in 1872 in Wolverhampton, they were married in Wolverhampton in 1894 and the family lived in town until around the turn of the century when they moved to Nottingham they had 6 children in total however sadly one died in infancy their five remaining children were Maud b1893 Joseph b1895, Agnes b1899 all born in Wolverhampton, Irene b1906 and Elsie Mary b1909 , both born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 5 Brushfield Street, Nottingham and are shown as Joseph 45 yrs head of the family a tin plate worker, he is living with his wife Ann 39 yrs and their children Maud 18 yrs a machinist, Joseph 15 yrs a tin plate worker, Agnes 12 yrs, Irene 5 yrs and Elsie Agnes 2 yrs.
In 1911 he is a tin plate worker
01 Jul 1916
21
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1729
5 Brushfield Street, Hyson Green.
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Joseph William Worn attested at Nottingham on 20th February 1913 for four years service in the territorials 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He gave his place of birth as Wolverhampton,Staffordshire, his age as 17 yrs and 5 months and his occupation as tin smith, he gave his address as 5 Brushfield Street, Hyson Green. He served at home being promoted to Lance Corporal on 20th February 1915 and within a week he joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on 28th February 1915. He fought during the first day of the battle of the Somme , 1st July 1916 where he was posted as missing in action , later confirmed as killed in action. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, The Somme. He had served in the army for 3 yrs and 132 days.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th January 1917 reads:- “WORN. – Missing 1st July, now reported killed in action, Lance-Corporal J. Worn, Sherwood Foresters, aged 21, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Worn, 5, Brushfield-street. Forget you? No, we never will; we loved you then, we love you still. – From mother, dad, and sisters, and Hetty.” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th January 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Joseph William Worn - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th January 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918