Regiment or Ship: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Service Number(s): G/22488
Date of Birth: 1898
Place of Birth: Eastbourne, Sussex
Date of Death: 12.10.1917
Place of Death: Flanders Place of Burial / Memorials:
Panel 17, Tyne Cot Memorial
Address: Cornwall Road, Bexhill on Sea
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Parents: Joseph, b.1874, and Ellen, b,1874, Hazlehurst
Siblings: Amelia (1903-1973) and Ellen, born 1910.
The family were living in Eastbourne in 1911 and Joseph senior was a Bathchairman.
First World War Experience
Unfortunately, we know very little of Joseph’s war service as his service records have not survived – not can his medal rolls record be found. The following article appeared in the Bexhill Observer dated 17th November 1917:
“Private J. G. Hazlehurst, The Buffs, was killed in France on October 25th. He was the only son of Mr. And Mrs. J. Hazlehurst, of Hastings, formerly of Cornwall-road, Bexhill. He was only 19 years of age.
The article has recorded the date of death incorrectly as Joseph was actually killed on 12th October 1917 in Flanders.