Joseph Edwin Swann Pepper

View Joseph Edwin Swann on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Lance Corporal
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Date of birth:
22 March 1874
Date of death:
03 May 1917
Age at Death:
PEPPER Joseph Edwin Swann

Known information

Joseph Edwin Swann Pepper was born in Hinckley on 22 March 1874. His father, Edwin Sewell Pepper, was a master silversmith and jeweller. His mother was named Dorcas and while Joseph was a child she was committed to an Institute. So Joseph was brought up in Barrowden by his grandparents, Anthony Pepper and his wife. He became an assistant schoolmaster and spent some time living in South Africa. Joseph enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers and went to France in 1917. He took part in the attack at Bullecourt near Arras, when he was killed by a shell on 3 May 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered on Bay 3 of the Arras Memorial and also in Barrowden.

With thanks to Christine Brundsden for extra information.


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