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Joseph Lippiatt born about 1876.1

Parents: Charles, (Head) a Labourer Ag. (Agriculture), age 41 and Maria Lippiatt, age 41. Sons: George, a Labourer Ag. (Agriculture), age 17, Sydney, a Labourer Ag. (Agriculture), age 13, Sylvester, a Scholar, age 8 and Joseph, a Scholar, age 5. All were born in Alveston, Gloucestershire, England except Maria who was born in Littleton, Gloucestershire, England. They all lived at Rudsway, Alveston, Gloucestershire.1

Parent: Charles Lippiatt, (Head), Widow, Working Own Account, age 52. Sidney, an Agricultural Labourer, age 22 and Joseph, an Agricultural Labourer, age 14. They all lived at Rudsway, Alveston, Gloucestershire.2

Joseph Lippiatt marries Amy Louisa Gibbons in 3rd quarter of 1899, and registered at Thornbury, Gloucester, England.3

Parents: Joseph, (Head), a Brickyard Labourer, age 25 and Amy Louisa Lippiatt, age 24. Daughters: Dorothy Maria, age 1 and Cicely E. A. Lippiatt, age 2 months old. Amy and Cicely were born in Olveston, Gloucestershire, Joseph and Dorothy was born in Alveston, Gloucestershire. They lived in Old Down Hill, Olveston, Gloucestershire, England.4

Parents: Joseph, (Head), a Brick Runner, age 35 and Amy Louisa Lippiatt, age 34, married 11 years, with 5 children born alive and 5 children still living. Daughters: Dorothy Maria, age 11, Cicely Elizabeth Ann, age 10 and Ivy Louisa, age 5. Sons: Thomas Charles Britton, age 8 and Sidney George Gibbons, age 8 months. Birth place for Amy and the children is Olveston, Gloucestershire. They lived at Oldown Lane, Tockington, Gloucestershire, England.5

Description: height 5ft 6in, blue eyes, brown hair with a mole on the left side of his head. His trade was a brick setter and he resided at 4 Heathfield Terrace, Fforestfach, Swansea. He was aged 37 and 10 months when enlisting on 14th January, 1915 at Swansea, Glamorgan.  His name also appears on the war memorial at Olveston, Bristol. His wife died one year later, aged 42.6

Joseph Lippiatt, Welsh Regiment 8th Battalion, Private, Service number 24603.7

Joseph Lippiatt S.N. 24603, Died of wounds in Mesoptamia on 12th January 1917.8

Buried at grave referenc, XXV., Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.9

Officially reported on Monday night:-
Welsh Officers.
Evans, Sec. lieut. J.A., R.W.F.
Fairweather, Major J., S.W.B.
Mathews, Sec. lieut. A., R.F.C.
Webber, Sec. lieut F.E., S.W.B.
Rank and File.
Died of Wounds:
Welsh Regiment. Lippiatt, 24603, J., Fforestfach.”10

Medals: Victory, British & Star.11

Having dismounted a moving motor lorry on Monday afternoon, Thos. Lippiatt Heathfield-terrace, Fforestfach, essayed to cross the road, only to knocked down by motor-car. No blame can be attached to the driver, but it should be stated that had he not exercised a masterly control over the. car the boy’s injuries would have been much more serious.  Dr. W. J. Greehy was in prompt attendance, and found the boy suffering from bruises on the back.”12

1 1881 England Census
2 1891 England Census
3 England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
4 1901 England Census
5 1911 England Census
6 Information from David Lippiatt and Helen Fulton.
7 UK WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls 1914-1920
8 UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
9 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
10 Cambrian Daily Leader 06.02.1917
11 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
12 Cambrian Daily Leader 07.09.1915 (Thomas his son)