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Private Joseph Chriscoli was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1888, in Warrington, the son of Italian parents Jesrial, an organ grinder by profession, and Rose Chriscoli. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Chriscoli was working as a bootmaker while living with his wife, Mary Alice Miller, and daughter at 3 Lilac Terrace.

Chriscoli enlisted on the outbreak of war in August 1914, in the Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).[1] He died on 27 May 1918, during Germany's Spring Offensive on the Western Front, while serving with "B" Company, of the 2nd South Lancashires. He had previously served in the Gallipoli Campaign, with the regiment's 6th (Service) Battalion.[2]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Soissons Memorial.

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  1. Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
  2. Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.

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