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Joseph Halstead
2nd 5th Lancashire Fusiliers

I meet up with an old Friend from when I worked at Nat West the other day and we had a tour of the museum he was telling me he has been researching his family history and has been working on his grandfathers history and he has given it to me for the web site thank you Andrew Slim

"Doing my Bit" is on sale in the Fusiliers Museum in Bury


One thing Andrew was not sure about was how they got his personnel possessions back to him if they could not give him a grave. This was before they went into action all personnel possessions where put in a bag and kept by the HQ so if they where captured the enemy could not identify them this is how he got the bible back (photo No.5) at this time they did not have dog tags then

HALSTEAD, JOSEPH Private 210967

2nd/5th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 19-Sep-17 age 31
Son of John and Susannah Halstead; husband of Isabella Halstead, of 87, Morton St., Middleton, Manchester.
Grave reference Panel 54 to 60 and 163A. TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Cemetery Belgium Country Locality Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen