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Joseph Edmund Tyson

Early Life

Joseph was born in Oldham, Lancashire and lived in the town at 5 Harrison Street. Photograph of Joseph Edmund TysonHe was the son of Amy and the late Peter Tyson of 45 Horsedge Street, Oldham.

Service Life

Private Joseph Edmund Tyson (2199) enlisted in Oldham and served with ‘D’ Company of the 1/10th Battalion the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, which included going overseas to Gallipoli in May 1915, Joseph was awarded the Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914-1915 Star. Joseph’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Joseph was 23 years old when he was accidentally killed on 21 March 1916, in Egypt. His death was reported in the Oldham Chronicle Supplement on 16 September 1916. Other material relating to Joseph Tyson can be seen in Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre - MR3/26/111). He is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt (Grave/Memorial Reference B.31). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 2.

Medals of Joseph Edmund Tyson Left to Right – 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal.Memorial Plaque of Joseph