ETCHES, Joseph Alfred Edward


Rank: Lieutenant RFC

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: QE Mar 1894

Date of death: 11.4.1917

Place of death: France

Service number:

Regiment: Royal Flying Corp


Cemetery location:Dean Road Cemetery, Section G – Recorded on his parents’ Mary & Thomas Etches’ grave

Where remembered?: Buried in CWGC, Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France, Plot VI.B.1
Parents’ grave in Dean Road Cemetery

Biographical Information

Parents: Thomas (Master Tailor) & Mary Etches, nee Rigg (she appears to have died in childbirth Jan 1894 having Alfred)
Son of Thomas Etches of 42 Londesborough Road, Scarborough (CWGC)
Father, Thomas had at least 3 wives, including (1) Sarah Ann d.1891, (2) Mary d.1894 & (3) Sarah Jane. Children born to all 3 wives.
Alfred 1894-1917 & Thomas 1898-1917 were therefore half-brothers.


Of your charity pray/for the/repose of the souls of/MARY/wife of THOMAS R ETCHES/who died January 30 1894/and CATHERINE RIGG/mother of the above/who died January 31 1895/on whose souls sweet Jesus have mercy/of your charity/pray for the soul/of/THOMAS ROBERT ETCHES/died November 23 1931/ALFRED JOSEPH ETCHES/Lieut RFC/Killed in France April 11 1917/aged 23 years/THOMAS STANLEY ETCHES/8th Royal North Lancs Regt/Killed Messine June 10 1917/aged 19 years/May they rest in peace.

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