Joe Groom

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Service number:
Northamptonshire Regiment
Date of birth:
29 September 1871
Date of death:
22 November 1917
Age at Death:

Known information

Private Joe Groom from Ketton was a gardener before the war. He was born at Stamford on 29 September 1871 and was in his forties when he enlisted on 5 June 1916. He went out to France on 24 May 1917 with the 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, and was killed on 22 November the same year by a shell near Langemarck at the very end of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). He is buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, grave IV.F.5, and is remembered on Ketton's war memorial. After the war, his widow Mary and two children lived in High Street, Ketton.

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 13 December 2014
By John Stokes on Saturday 13th December '14 at 8:11pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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