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Joseph was born in 1891 in Daybrook and was the son of Joseph, a pipe fitter, and Lucy Reed née King. His father Joseph was born in 1852 in Fenstanton, Huntingdon, he died in 1909 in Nottingham aged 56 yrs. His mother Lucy King was born in 1857 in Nottingham she died in 1902 in Nottingham aged 46 yrs. Joseph and Lucy were married in 1879 in Radford and had the following children:- Annie b1880 Nottingham, Charles b1882 Nottingham, George b1886 Daybrook, Mary b1887, Joseph b1891 Daybroook, Amy b1894 Daybrook, Clara b1895 Daybrook, Maria b1897 Daybrook, William b1899 Heningford Grey, Huntingdon and Agnes b1899 Heningford Grey Huntingdon. Joseph married secondly Annie King in 1909 in Nottingham; he died the same year aged 56 yrs. In the 1911 census the family are living at 26 Kenilworth Terrace Portland Street, Nottingham, with their stepmother Annie Reed. She is shown as head of the family 57 yrs a widow and living with her stepchildren Annie 30 yrs a lace mender, Julia 22 yrs a lace maker, Joe 20 yrs a lace machine builder, Clara 16 yrs an errand girl, Maria 14 yrs a slip winder, William 12 yrs a scholar and Agnes 12 yrs a scholar.
Attended All Saints Day and Sunday Schools.
17 Jun 1917
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1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Joseph Reed was in the Territorials for four years before the war. He enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). He landed in France on 25th February 1915 and died of wounds two years later on 17th June 1917. He is buried in Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle (grave ref I.D.32).
Joseph's brother George Reed enlisted in Nottingham on 17th June 1914. He gave his place of birth as Daybrook, Nottingham, his residence as Nottingham and his occupation as iron fitter. George served in the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (9420 Private) and was killed in action on 8th December 1914 at Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. George left a wife and child. War obituary, All Saints Church News, August 1917: 'Joe [Joseph] Reed, 26 Kenilworth Terrace, Sergeant Sherwood Foresters, aged 26 [CWGC 27], killed in action June 17th 1917, was in the Territorials for four years before war and he has been in France since January 1915. Attended All Saints Sunday School and Day School. The second son of the family lost in the war.' In memoriam published 17th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “REED. – In ever-loving memory of our dear brothers: Joe, killed June 17th, 1917; George, killed December 8th, 1914. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Sisters, and brothers serving. “REED. – In loving memory of Sgt. J. Reed, Sherwood Forester, who died in France June 17th, 1917. 'Tis sweet to remember him who once was here, although he is absent he's just as dear. – From his sorrowing fiancée, Sally.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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