Brock, Joseph Henry

Pte, Joseph Henry Brock, 13th EYR

Born Hull 1891. Son of Joseph Thomas & Mary Elizabeth Brock, of 277 Wincolmlee, Hull. His three brother, and sister, Elsie lived at the same address. He worked for the Angelo Oil mills, Wincolmlee, and had served in the 4th East Yorkshire Territorials for four years. He married at St Mark’s Church, Hull, on 24th May 1913. His wife Ethel Brock (nee Townend) & 2 children, lived at 10 Albert’s Terrace, Green Lane (his Army Address. He enlisted in Hull Pals, on 16th November, 1914, aged 23 years and 150 days. His army records, describe him, as 5 foot, 3 inches tall, 116 lbs weight, 34 inch chest, “good” physical development, Tattoos on both arms. Trained at Beverley and Ripon Camps. He was posted to Egypt on on 15th December 1915. Transferred to France, on 8th March 1916. Wounded in the arm and head at the Somme, on 20th July 1916. Wounded at Serre, by a bullet to the right leg, on 13th November 1916. He survived the battle of Oppy Wood on 3rd May 1917, but was killed in action on 29th April 1917, aged 25. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail on 11th June 1917 with his photograph. *
His army effects were left to his widow Elsie. They included, two religious books, letters, photos, cards, two hanker chiefs, a chain and charm. She was given a weekly war pension, on 22 shillings and seven pence for herself, son and daughter. Joseph Henry Brock is buried in France. His grave inscription, reads, “Duty Done”.

He is photographed in the Hull Daily Mail, on 22/11/1916.

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Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France