Gunner Joseph Frederick Pannell

Thank you to Patricia Brazier for the following research.

Joseph was born in 1876 and baptised at the Parish Church in Ewell, Surrey on the 5th March 1876. His father is Joseph Campfield Pannell, a grocer, and his mother is Emily.  They married in St Luke’s Church in Old Street, London in 1874. 

Emily, Joseph’s mother died on 25th April 1876, and was buried in the churchyard at Westcott on 1st May 1876.

Joseph’s father then married Emily Baker on June 20th 1880 at Ewell Church.

In the 1881 census Joseph is living with his grandmother, Maria and his aunt, Charlotte in Guildford Road, Westcott.  His father and step mother are living at the Post Office in Great Bookham.

In the 1891 census Joseph is now living in Westcott Road, Westcott, with his father, stepmother and grandmother. Joseph is now 15.  He has no brothers or sisters.

In 1901 Joseph is living in High Road, Westcott. He is now 25 and his occupation is a Grocer. His father and step mother are also living with him.

In 1909 he married Elsie Emma Coles in Hampshire. They had one daughter Freda who was born in 1910.

Joseph then became the Publican of the Sir Colin Campbell public house in New Aldershot. In the 1911 census he is living there with his wife Elsie and their daughter Freda, along with his father Joseph.

Joseph died of wounds on 26th March 1918 at the No 1 Canadian General Hospital in Northern France.  He is buried in the Etaples Military Grave reference XX1 27A. His name also appears on the World War One Memorial in Horndean, Hampshire.  His medals and personal effect were sent to his wife Elsie; she was living at Blendworth Cottages in Horndean.

His widow Elsie married William Pink in 1927, and their daughter Freda married Leslie Tickner in 1933.

Born Ewell, Surrey
Son of Joseph Campfield and Emily Pannell
Husband of Elsie Emma Coles
Father of Freda
Regiment Royal Garrison Artillery. 284th Siege Battery
Number 14494
Date of Death 26th March 1918
Place of Death Northern France
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age 42
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery