Private Joseph Bostock 16404

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Joseph Bostock, 16404

Date of Birth:   1896

Address:  6 Slater Street, Leicester

Parents Names:  William Bostock (Shoe clicker) and Annie Mary

Step Father Charles Robinson (brewer’s labourer)

Occupation before the war:  Traveller’s assistant

Siblings Names:  

Step siblings

Gladys Robinson b 1903 in Anstey

Charles Robinson b 1907 in Anstey

Date Died:   15.9.1916

Age:  20

Place of Death:   The Somme, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Cause of death:   Killed in Action

Regiment:  1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Enlisted in Leicester
  • Joseph and siblings all born in Anstey.
  • Gladys appears to have been born before mother remarries, so probably adopted.
  • Father died post 1901 census.