Betts, Joshua Charles

The Betts Brothers. Hull Daily, 21.09.1917 Mail

BORN HULL 1891. KNOWN AS CHARLES. HE MARRIED IN HULL, 1915. HIS WIFE ALICE BETTS, LIVED AT 8 MYRTLE VILLAS, VICTOR STREET, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS) . SON OF JOSHUA CHARLES BETTS (1870-1931) & HARRIET ISABELLA MITCHELL (1871-1956), WHO LIVED AT 6 LUCAS SQUARE, SYKES STREET AND 12 NELSON SQUARE, GEORGE STREET. JOSHUA CHARLES BETTS WAS A WELL KNOWN FOOTBALL PLAYER. A WOOD SAWYER BY TRADE. HE MARRIED ALICE WAUDBY IN 1915 AND LIVED AT 8 MYRTLE VILLAS, VICTOR STREET, HULL.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED WITH THE 529TH EAST RIDING ROYAL ENGINEERS.

JOSHUA WAS KILLED BY A SHELL, CARRYING BACK THE WOUNDED, AGED 26. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH, IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 1ST JUNE 1917. * HE IS LISTED ON THE EAST RIDING RE, MEMORIAL AT HULL MINSTER. HE IS BURIED AT FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE READS, “THE SWEETEST OF MEMORIES IS ALL THAT IS LEFT”
HIS BROTHERS GEORGE BETTS (1896-1916) & JOHN BETTS (1892-1916), WERE ALSO BOTH KILLED AT SERRE, ON THE 13/11/1916, SERVING WITH THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. THEIR UNCLE CHARLES MITCHELL, OF THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT, ALSO DIED.

IN THE HDM ON 13TH MAY 1918, HIS PARENTS WROTE OF THEIR THREE SONS LOST IN THE WAR, THE FOLLOWING VERSE: –

“PEACEFUL BE YOUR REST DEAR SONS, ‘TIS SWEET TO BREATHE YOUR NAME, IN LIFE WE LOVED YOU VERY DEAR, IN DEATH WE DO THE SAME.” FROM MOTHER, FATHER, SISTERS AND BROTHERS.

 

 

 


First name:
JOSHUA CHARLES
Military Number:
474504
Rank:
Private
Date Died
12/05/1917
Place died:
FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURT, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE
Age:
26
8 MYRTLE VILLAS, VICTOR STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK