Rank: Stoker
Number: SS/116244
Unit: HMS Defence ROYAL NAVY
Date of Death: 31 May 1916
Age: 21
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial

Joseph Littlewood, senior, and Hannah Hadfield had married at St Mark’s Church, Bredbury in the late spring of 1882. In 1901, the they were living at 33 Toll Bar Street, Stockport with their five children – John (then 14), Emma (11), Selina (8), Joseph (6, born on 22 November 1894) and Herbert (1). After the War their address is recorded as 4 Bay Street in the Higher Hillgate area of town.

Nothing else is known of the future sailor’s life. He died at the Battle of Jutland.

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