12150 Private Joseph Samuel Trushaden

9th(Service)Battalion 

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Bethnal Green ,London in 1886.

His parents were George Thomas Trushaden(1862-1918) and Matilda Blacketer(19/11/1865-1946). They married in 1883.

Joseph had 4 brothers; George (1884-11/08/1918), Charles(born in 1888),Henry Thomas(03/06/1890-1905) and

Francis(born in 1900).

He also had 2 sisters: Esther Matilda(08/06/1892-1978) and

Isabelle(05/02/1902-1990).

In the 1891 census the family were recorded as living at

46 Mount Street Bethnal Green , London. George was employed as a chair maker.

Joseph enlisted in London and his date of disembarkation into France was on 27/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

His mother was awarded a pension of 5/- a week from 30/01/1917.

His brother George,Rifleman S/24778

3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade was killed in action on 11/08/1918.

He is buried in Bully-Grenay Cemetery British Extension -

Pas de Calais France. Ref. VI.A.13. 

N.B.No records that I have seen give any indication that the surname should be spelt using the double s.

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