So how did a Leicester boy come to enlist in a yeomanry regiment far away from his home ? Did he succumb to pneumonia or was he a shell victim ? A trip to Leicester archives is required in the hope that a local newspaper might shed some light on the matter.
Joseph earned a 1914-15 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. That last medal turned up on ebay a few weeks ago in Leicester. Battered and dull, it is unremarkable (that's the medal, not Leicester) but is nevertheless a vital reminder of a life given in a higher cause.