Private Joseph Albert Layland (10986)

1st Bn, The South Wales Borderers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: The Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael,

Burial/Commemoration: Berlin South-Western Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of pneumonia as a prisoner at Doebritz, Germany 30/1/1915

Age: 19

Next of Kin: Son of Mr Frank W Layland of Rose Cottage, Red Lion Bank, Great Malvern

Capbadge of the South Wales Borderers

Joseph Layland was one of the five soldier sons of Mr Frank W Layland of Rose Cottage, Red Lion Bank. His brothers were Reuben, RHA (who served with the Royal Engineers in the Second World War); Charles, Royal Field Artillery; Phillip, a Kitchener recruit; William Royal Field Artillery and James Dovey, Royal Field Artillery his brother-in-law. He died as a prisoner in Döbritz, Germany on 22nd January 1915 of pneumonia.

Frank Layland moved to 3 Shirley Villas, Cowleigh Road in April 1915. The address he gave the Commonwealth War Graves Commission after the war was 1 Ash Cottage, Red Lion Bank.

Malvern News 26/9/14, 24/4/15
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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