DERBYSHIRE, Joseph Pte. 15851

Joseph Derbyshire was born in Chorley in 1886, the son of Sarah and Joseph; they had six children and lived at 6 Queen Street in Chorley, attending St. Gregory’s Church.

Joseph was a Cotton Piercer in 1901 but a Collier on the 1911 Census, still living with his widowed mother at Queen Street.

A year later, he married Ellen Coupe at Ebenezer Chapel on Cunliffe Street in Chorley.