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1662: Joseph Borkett (photograph; ancestry data)

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posted on 2024-01-15, 09:04 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Joseph came from Peckham and worked in a sawmill. His grandfather was a (horse-drawn) fireman, and (horse-drawn) carter.

Joseph was a horseman, though it's not known what sort, but he served with the 17th Lancers.

He died when with the Royal West Kent, attached to the 7th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. But Ancestry.com states his theatre of war was Antwerp, so there is a discrepancy here.

The family story is that he was shot in the back while on horseback.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Margaret Firth

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Joseph Borkett

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Salonika, Greece. Antwerp.

Object(s)

Family photo (Joseph is the one in the cap). CWGC photos. Ancestry data.

Community Collection Day

Fleet Library, Fleet (09/11/18)

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