Joseph Gee -Corporal 13898

Joseph was born 1894 but not Baptised until 21st May 1903.

Joseph Gee just before his deployment to France

His father was Jesse G. born 1869, Mother Esther G.born 1871 in Garforth.Joseph’s family had lived in Garforth since the 1840s

Served with 9th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Joseph was Killed in Action on 1st July 1916

Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Commonwealth Graves Thiepval Memorial

Joseph Gee Certificate

Family Details
Father – Jesse G.Baptised 31st Jan 1869 in Garforth. Occupation in 1911 Colliery Locomotive Cleaner
Mother – Esther G. Born 1871 in Garforth
In 1871 two year old Jesse lived in Firthfield next to East Garforth School House with parents George (b 1819) in Hambleton and Mary Ann (b 1829) in Aberford
Brother – William G. Born 1892 in Garforth – Occupation in 1911 Coal Miner Hewer
Sister – Annie Elizabeth Born 1893 in Garforth Deceased ?
Joseph Gee Born 1894 in Garforth . Occupation in 1911 Colliery Hauling Engineman
Sister – Agnes G. Born 1898 in Garforth
1901 Family including six year old Joseph were living at 94 New Hold in Garforth
Sister – Maggie G. Born 1903 in Garforth Baptised on 21st May 1903 same time as Joseph
1911 Living at 19 Beech Grove Terrace Garforth

Joseph kneeling on the left
Letter to his parents

Letter by a colleague describing the circumstances of Joseph’s death

Many thanks to Martin Ashton for the photos and information,  Martin -Great Nephew of Joseph . Joseph’s Sister Maggie was Martin’s Grandma