Born: 1881, Darwen
Died: 25th October 1917, Cambridge
Darwen News Wednesday 31st October 1917
An intimation has been received by Mrs Poole, of 28, Progress-street, that her husband, Private Joseph Poole, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, died on Thursday in hospital at Cambridge from wounds received in action.
Private Poole, who was 36 years of age, joined the Army about 13 years ago, and was called up at the beginning of the present war as a time-experienced man. He was drafted abroad, being gassed about three years ago, and later was seriously wounded in the left arm, right leg and chest.
Before enlistment he was employed at a munitions works at Blackburn and attended Holy Trinity Church. He leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. His brother died of pneumonia in Australia whilst training with an Australian Regiment. The interment will take place at the Darwen Cemetery tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.
His name appears on the War Memorial in Holy Trinity (now St Peter), Darwen.
Thanks to Tony Foster November 2011