Private Joseph Dargue Brunskill

Army Number: 102622 (formerly 65886 Royal Fusiliers)

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory MedalLived at Calby Lane, Appleby, Westmoreland. Son of Richard and Hannah Brunskill. He was a farmworker prior to enlisting 4th December 1916 at Carlisle into a training Battalion. He was transferred to the Northamptonshire Regiment and went to France on 20th May 1917. He was transferred to the Royal Fusiliers on 12th June 1917 and suffered a gunshot wound to his neck on 5th August 1917, then was invalided to England on 12th August 1917.  He returned to France on 22nd March 1918 and was transferred to the 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 30th March 1918. He was killed in action, 16th April 1918, age 21, during the German attack near Kemmel, Belgium. 

Commemorated : Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Private Joseph Dargue Brunskill is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Lawrence’s Church War Memorial, Appleby, Cumbria.