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Name Mitchell Joe
Army number 14245592.
Rank Sapper
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Research indicates 9/11/1922. Birth registered October 1923 (possible discrepancy in relevant years) - mother's maiden surname Mitchell.
Age (At time of death) 21.
Unit Enlisted in the General Staff Corps. Underwent Basic Training at a Primary Training Centre. Posted to 294th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 24/10/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 24/10/1944. INterred initially at Re-buried in Grave XII. G. 5. Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium. Headstone inscription reads: "IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY BELOVED SON JOE. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. HIS LOVING MOTHER".
Home address Son of Katherine Mitchell of Nottingham. In the 1939 General Register he was listed as a Lace Dresser, born in 1922, living with his mother and half-brother at 20 Malton Terrace, Nottingham. His mother was listed as a Widow.
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Some information on this Page has been extracted from the Commemorative Booklet, prepared by Major Langley, covering the period from D-Day to VE Day in addition to that extracted from the War Diaries. There are issues around the possible duplication of names which remain to be clarified.