SAILS, Joseph Henry


Rank: Private

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 22/10/1879

Date of death: 20/01/1917

Place of death: Maurepas sector

Service number: 23967

Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire) Regiment
Teeside Pioneers (12th Battalion)

Kings and Queens medals (with clasps)
South Africa 1900-1902, Pretoria and Brandford
British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cemetery location: Dean Road Cemetery Scarborough A (b) .11

Where remembered?:
Rancourt Military Cemetery c19
Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) War Memorial
N.E Railway memorial, York
Dean Road Cemetery Scarborough A (b) .11
Scarborough War Memorial

Biographical Information

Born at 6 Sussex Street in Scarborough,Son of Thomas B. Sails(bricklayer) and Sarah
Baptised 3rd February 1887, St Marys Parish Church
Attended Central Board School Enlisted for service in South Africa in 1900 Returned to England 1902
Joseph married Ann Gosling in 1905. The 1911 census lists Joseph as a Boarding House Porter, living at 108 Nelson Street, Scarborough, with a daughter Frances and son Alan. He enlisted for WW1 in Middlesbrough where he had been working for the N.E. Railway and was killed in action in the Maurepas sector


(family stone Dean Road Cemetery Scarborough A (b) .11)
In loving Memory of my dear husband, Pte J.H. Sails
Yorkshire Regiment no 23967
Killed in action January 20th 1917 aged 35
Buried in Rancourt Military cemetery

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