Born: 1890, Windhill
Died: 10 October 1918
Buried: Grangetown Military Cemetery, County Dublin
Address: 71 Tong Park, Baildon
Parents: George & Eliza
Spouse:
Siblings: Elizabeth, Charlotte, Henry, Fred, Edith, Herbert, Willie
Occupation: Boatman (1911) Lime & Coal Merchant
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Tong Park
Children:
Regiment: Royal Defence Corps
Joseph Barraclough
Pte Joseph Barraclough of 71 Tong Park, Baildon, enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1915. After training at Belle Vue barracks he was drafted to France in July. He has experienced much hard fighting and unfortunately was wounded on January 27th this year, receiving the worst wounds about his eyes. He is reported to be progressing favourably and is now an inmate of the Second War Hospital, Northfield, Birmingham. Shipley Times & Express 2-3-1917
A striking story of family patriotism comes from the Baildon district. Mrs Barraclough, a widow of 73 Tong Park, has lost a third son in the war. He is Pte Joe Barraclough, Royal Defence Corps, whose wife and child live at 71 Tong Park. He was lost on the Leinster while coming home on leave. He was 28 years of age. In a letter to the deceased’s wife, a captain says: “Pte Barraclough was one of a party of 18 men who were going home on leave and all were lost. His death is keenly felt by the whole company.”
Two years ago he had an eye blown out and met with a compound fracture of the skull. He had been employed by Fyfe & Kemp, lime and coal merchants, of Otley Road, Shipley, previous to enlisting at the outbreak of war. The other two brothers who have fallen also enlisted. They were Pte Fred W Barraclough, aged 29, who died of heatstroke in Salonika on 7th July 1916 and Cpl Herbert Barraclough who was killed on the same day. A grandson of Mrs Barraclough, Pte Ernest Hird, aged 22, was killed on 18th April 1918. Shipley Times & Express 25-10-1918
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I am grateful to Freda Humpherson for supplying me with information and photographs of the four Barraclough brothers
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