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Joseph Winterbottom

Poppy logoEarly Life

Joseph was born and lived in Hollinwood, Lancashire and was the son of Samuel and Mary Winterbottom.

Service Life

Private Joseph Winterbottom (36345) enlisted in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire and served with the 21st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, Joseph was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. Joseph’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Joseph was 41 years old when he died of wounds on 2 April 1917. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – Bay 7). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 1.

Medal of Joseph Winterbottom Left to Right – British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal. Memorial Plaque of Joseph Winterbottom