Joseph was born on July 30 1914 in Northfield British Columbia as the son of Robert (deceased in 1918) and Martha Potter of Nanaimo British Columbia. His parents were married in April 1906. His sisters were: Mary Isabella Baird and Mrs. Ellen Holland.
His profession was a miner and he was member of the United Church.
He enlisted on June 27 1940 in Courtenay British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and thereafter to France on D-day June 6 1944.
Joseph was killed in action on Friday June 9 1944 age 29 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried here and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: REST IN PEACE
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is ast the monument in Putot en Bessin.