Joseph James Smith1

M, #896, b. between 3 Apr 1877 and 1 Apr 1879
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FatherSamuel Smith1
MotherRebecca Pyett1
     Joseph James Smith was born between 3 Apr 1877 and 1 Apr 1879 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Samuel Smith and Rebecca Pyett.1 Joseph James Smith was baptized on 28 Mar 1880 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.1 As of 28 Mar 1880, Joseph James Smith lived at Debenham, Suffolk, England.1 He married Joan M S Keen, daughter of Merce C (?), on 1 Jan 1900 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.3 The marriage of Joseph James Smith and Joan M S Keen was registered in the Mar 1900 quarter in the Watford registration district.4 As of 25 May 1921, Joseph James Smith lived at 21 Martin Square, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England.3

Children of Joseph James Smith and Joan M S Keen

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
31 Mar 1901Joseph James SmithHe was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Tanners Hill Cottages, Tanners Hill, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Other people in the household include Joan M S Keen and Rona Kate Eade.5
2 Apr 1911Joseph James SmithHe was listed as head of household in the 1911 census in 21 Marlin Square, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Other people in the household include Joan M S Keen, Dorothy E E Smith and James A P Smith also in the household is Frances Minnie Oxborrow, Niece, age 27 born Ipswich, Suffolk.2

Military History

  • Joseph James Smith began military service on 8 Jun 1916 after enlisting.3
  • On 8 Jun 1916 Joseph James Smith was a Gunner 94113 Royal Garrison Artillery, 142 Siege Battery.3
  • He ended military service on 13 Jun 1918 in Dover, Kent, England.3
  • On 3 Jul 1918 Joseph was awarded the Silver War Badge.6,3
  • Circa 1919 Joseph was awarded the British War Medal.7
  • Circa 1919 Joseph was awarded the Victory Medal.7

Occupation

DateOccupation
31 Mar 1901Attendant in an Asylum5
2 Apr 1911Asylum Attendant2
Last Edited=12 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  2. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 7733; Schedule Number: 319."
  3. [S98] WW1 Service Record of Joseph James Smith, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1916 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  4. [S12] General Record Office Indexes to Marriages, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1900 Watford 3a 713."
  5. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1323; Folio: 12; Page: 15."
  6. [S461] Medal Card of Joseph James Smith, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "RGA/691."
  7. [S461] Medal Card of Joseph James Smith, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1914 - 1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll RGA/152 B Page 5164."