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12150 Private Joseph Samuel Trushaden


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


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.

Update - 21/05/2021

I have been contacted by the great great niece of Joseph, Karen Trushaden. She confirmed that the correct spelling of the surname is with only one s.

She has also  been in contact with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and after an investigation, they have agreed to update their internal database to reflect the correct information as well as placing a headstone amendment request.    

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