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Joseph Connor    J Connor       Derbyshire Yeomary

Surname Connor
Forename/s Joseph
Rank Trooper
Service Number 75342
DOB 1895 at Tipton, Staffordshire.
Date & place of death/details 17/6/17 aged 22
killed in action - shot in the head
Regiment & Unit 'A' Squadron Derbyshire Yeomanry
Service details Salonica, Greece.
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Single
Any photographs? Derbyshire Times 21/7/1917 & Derbyshire Courier 21/7/1917
Derbyshire Times & Derbyshire Courier Obituary. J ConnorJ Connor
J Connor

J Connor
Parents names Mr James & Emily Connor
Parents address 5, Rose Terrace, New Tupton.
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.
Living relatives?  
Any other information? Joseph's father died in 1895, and his mother remarried a Mr Abraham Bates, and moved to New Tupton.
Pre war occupation was a miner at Clay Cross Company No. 11 pit.
Enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in 1914 (service No. 89946), but was discharged after 39 days on health issues.
Later accepted into the Derbyshire Yeomanry.
Two other memners of his family were serving in the forces at the time of his death, one of whom had been wounded.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Joseph Connor was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that Joseph Connor was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period.