Alternate Surname: Balderston
Decoration: Military Medal
Service Number: 1922
Battalion: 1st/4th Battalion
Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Date of Death: 02 September 1916
Address: 113 Steel Street, Ulverston
Cemetery: Ulverston; B. NC. 265
Location: England; Cumbria
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Joseph was born on 29th August 1896 to Eleanor Ann Balderston, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Balderston. He was living with his grandparents in 1911 at 113 Steel St, Ulverston.
Joseph enlisted into the 1st/4th Battalion of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), the date of his attestation is unknown as his military records have not been found.
He was recommended for the military medal for bravery in the field whilst still a private soldier. The award was posted in the supplement to the London Gazette on 18th February 1917 5 months after his death.
kolib0186/02-602 and 02-603: Army Form W 3121 Recommendation for Award of Military Medal to Private Joseph Balderston, number 1922, 1st/4th King's Own. May 1915 to June 1916.
Joseph was promoted to Corporal following this action but was subsequently injured and died of wounds on 2nd September 1916 in the Red Cross Hospital at Netley, Southampton.
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