When Joseph Edward Smith was born in April 1896 in Leicestershire, his father, samuel, was 40 and his mother, ellen, was 38. He had two brothers and three sisters. He died on 8 November 1918 at the age of 22. My granddad was his elder brother, he was very broken when Joseph was killed, as they were very near in age. His father Samuel was very well known in the village of Higham on the Hill, and sang in the church choir and was a bell ringer. He had a fine tenor voice. Josephs elder bother was also killed in the war, such tragedy for the family.
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