The information displayed here is at the time of death.
Joseph was born on 6th June 1891. He was the son of boilermaker Reuben Benjamin and Sarah Wright. He was educated at Westoe Secondary School from 1904 to 1909, then trained to be a teacher at Armstrong College (1909/10). Joseph was initially reported missing whilst serving in Belgium, but later declared dead on 21st April 1916, aged 24.
118 Eldon St, South Shields (place of residence as entered in the 1901 Census)
140 Dunsmuir Grove, Gateshead (place of residence as entered in the 1911 Census)
Joseph is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Joseph is was remembered on a plaque at Westoe Secondary School (now installed in Harton Technology College)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
North East War Memorials Project
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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