Private Joseph Harcourt

Rank or Title

Date of Death

9 Nov 1914

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

87 Cambridge Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Private Joseph Harcourt, 3/5014, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on November 9th, 1914. Although commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour, Warwickshire-born Joseph's death does not seem to have been reported in newspapers in Luton, where his brother William was living at the time.

But relative John Maries informs us that Joseph was killed in front of Herentage Chateau, along the Menin Road, east of Ypres - the Bedfordshires having been raced 25 miles north, by bus, and immediately sent into battle, during the 1st Battle of Ypres. His body was never found and he has no known grave.


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Author: Deejaya


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