Huthwaite War Memorial Project


Joseph Elliott

Joseph Elliott

Private 497279 Sherwood Foresters
Notts and Derbys Regiment 9th Bn.

Killed in Action 01 Jun 1940 : Aged 22

Dunkirk Town Cemetery - Plot 2, Row 14, Grave 9

Joseph was the youngest son of William Henry and Ellen Elliott living at 78 Blackwell Road, Huthwaite. These were my great grandparents. Joe, being a younger brother of Ronald and my grandfather Charlie, was always fondly recalled having been a friendly, intelligent young man who actually managed to fully wire the family home with early electricity. He did work the Huthwaite Lyric and Kings Picture Palace in Kirkby, but was called up for service to sadly become remembered as the first WW2 Huthwaite casualty.

Notts Free Press
News has been received of the death of Pte. Joseph Elliott, the first Huthwaite man to lose his life in the present war.   The official notification was received by his parents on Thursday.   He was 22 years of age and a Huthwaite native, being the youngest of the three sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Elliott, of 78, Blackwell Road.
He was well known to Huthwaite residents as a former attendant at the Lyric Picture House, but at the time he joined the Army he was assistant operator at the Kings Picture Palace, Kirkby.   He was called up in January, and had been in France about seven weeks.   He was badly wounded by shrapnel on the 24th of May, news to this effect being brought home by his comrades on leave, and he died on June 1st.   His chief hobby was wireless, in which he was greatly interested.
Joseph Elliott Young Joe Brothers Buckingham Palace Joe's Plot War Graves

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Written 22 Jul 06 Revised 05 Nov 11 © by Gary Elliott