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Joseph Pinches


stephen p nunn
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In 1921, on the eve of the unveiling of the Maldon Town War Memorial, an appeal was placed in the local paper asking if anyone could provide any details on:

Joseph Pinches

so that his name might be included. In the end it wasn't and does not appear on the memorial today. However, he does appear on a brass plaque in one of the nearby churches (St. Mary's).

Anybody any ideas who he was?

Regards.

SPN

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SPN,

There are 4 listed on TNA, 2 of those appear on the CWGC and SDGW.

Neither appear to have a link with Maldon (I assume in Essex)

Medal card of Pinches, Joseph

East Yorkshire Regiment 30378 Private

Medal card of Pinches, Joseph

South Wales Borderers 26390 Acting Corporal

Regiment, Corps etc.: South Wales Borderers

Battalion etc.: 5th Battalion.

Formed at Brecon Sept. 1914-K2-to Park House Camp, near Tidworth. 58th Bde. 19th Div. Dec. 1914 to Basingstoke in billets. 10.1.15 became Pioneer Bn. 19th Div. Jan. 1915 to Burnham, Somerset, billets. Mar. 1915 Bulford, April Perham Down. 16.7.15 landed at Havre. 11.11.18 Pioneer Bn. 19th Div. France; Hergies, north of Bavai.

Last name: Pinches

First name(s): Joseph

Initials: J

Birthplace: Yarpole, Herefords

Enlisted: Abergavenny

Residence: Birches, Near Leominster

Rank: A/CPL.

Number: 26390

Date died: 30 January 1917

How died: Died of wounds

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Regiment, Corps etc.: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion etc.: 11th Battalion.

Raised at Hull on 2.9.14 by Lord Nunburnholme and East Riding T.F. Assn. Subsequent record similar to 10th Bn. but taken over by the War Office on 1.9.15 11.11.18 92nd Bde. 31st Div. Belgium; near Flobecq, east of Renaix.

Last name: Pinches

First name(s): Joseph

Initials: J

Birthplace: Parkgate, Yorks

Enlisted: Mexborough

Residence:

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 30378

Date died: 12 April 1918

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Grant

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SPN,

There are 4 listed on TNA, 2 of those appear on the CWGC and SDGW.

Neither appear to have a link with Maldon (I assume in Essex)

Medal card of Pinches, Joseph

East Yorkshire Regiment 30378 Private

Medal card of Pinches, Joseph

South Wales Borderers 26390 Acting Corporal

Regiment, Corps etc.: South Wales Borderers

Battalion etc.: 5th Battalion.

Formed at Brecon Sept. 1914-K2-to Park House Camp, near Tidworth. 58th Bde. 19th Div. Dec. 1914 to Basingstoke in billets. 10.1.15 became Pioneer Bn. 19th Div. Jan. 1915 to Burnham, Somerset, billets. Mar. 1915 Bulford, April Perham Down. 16.7.15 landed at Havre. 11.11.18 Pioneer Bn. 19th Div. France; Hergies, north of Bavai.

Last name: Pinches

First name(s): Joseph

Initials: J

Birthplace: Yarpole, Herefords

Enlisted: Abergavenny

Residence: Birches, Near Leominster

Rank: A/CPL.

Number: 26390

Date died: 30 January 1917

How died: Died of wounds

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Regiment, Corps etc.: East Yorkshire Regiment

Battalion etc.: 11th Battalion.

Raised at Hull on 2.9.14 by Lord Nunburnholme and East Riding T.F. Assn. Subsequent record similar to 10th Bn. but taken over by the War Office on 1.9.15 11.11.18 92nd Bde. 31st Div. Belgium; near Flobecq, east of Renaix.

Last name: Pinches

First name(s): Joseph

Initials: J

Birthplace: Parkgate, Yorks

Enlisted: Mexborough

Residence:

Rank: PRIVATE

Number: 30378

Date died: 12 April 1918

How died: Killed in action

Theatre of war: France & Flanders

Grant

Thanks for this great level of detail Grant - very kind of you. I wonder what the Maldon link is?

Regards.

S.

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