Regiment or Ship: 14th Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): SD/5138
Occupation: Golf Caddie
Date of Birth: 24.03.1897
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Date of Death: 1984
Place of Death: Hastings, SussexAddress: 41 Little Common Road, Bexhill on Sea
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Parents: Benjamin Hoadley (1856-1940) and Mary Ann Hoadley, nee Freelove, (1860-1931).
Siblings: Benjamin (1894-1979)and Christopher Vincent (Jack) (1902-1975).
(See W0391 for Benjamin’s details.)
Joseph married Mabel Edith Franks (1899-1981) in 1935 in the Battle area.
First World War Experience
Joseph enlisted on 20th November 1915 when he was 18 years and 7 months old. He was nearly 5’ 5’, weighed 114 lbs, and had a chest measurement of 32” – expansion 2”.
Unfortunately, he was discharged from active service on 19th September 1916 as being no longer fit for War Service due to Epilepsy – non-attributable to the war. He had a 30% degree of disability and was awarded an initial pension of 8/3d for 20 weeks.