Private Joseph Riley
4429 1st East Lancashire Regiment
Died in Holland 14th January 1919, aged 27
Lived at 76 Helena Street
Buried in Amersfoort R.C. Cemetery, Holland
Burnley Express 1/2/1919

"Died On His Way Home" (Burnley Express & Advertiser 1st February 1919)

The death took place in Holland from pneumonia, on January 14 of Pte.Joseph Riley, 4429, of the 1st East Lancashire Regt., aged 27, whose wife lives at 76, Helena –street; Burnley. The deceased went to camp with the Special Reserve in July 1914, and on the outbreak of war he was at once drafted into the Expeditionary Force, going out on December 30 of the same year. He has never been home since. He was taken prisoner on May 14 1915, and died in Holland whilst on his way home after being released. On of his two brothers has been killed, and the other is still serving. He was formerly employed at Towneley brickyard, and attended St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Both his parents are still living

 




 

 

 

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