Joseph Henry CLIMO
Rank: Private
Number: 2311
Unit: 1/7th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 20
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

In the late summer of 1891, Charles Climo and Charlotte Simmons married in the Nantwich area. The birth of a girl called Millicent was registered at Crewe in 1892 and this may have been their first child. Joseph's birth, two years later, was also registered in the town.

At some point, the family moved to 87 Hardcastle Street, Edgeley and Joseph was educated locally at Trinity Wesleyan School. He later went to work for Kay & Lee Ltd, 17 High Street, Manchester.

When War was declared in August 1914, Joseph was quick to enlist and, by 10 September was aboard a ship bound for Egypt and the Sudan where he spent the next seven months undergoing his army training "on the job". Some details of this time can be found here. On 3 May, the Battalion left Egypt to go into action at Gallipoli, landing there on the 7th. Less than a month later, Joseph was dead - killed in this attack.

   
           
   
     
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