Regiment : 237th Field Company Royal Engineers
Service number : 137898
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 25 on 19th July 1916
Buried : London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Belgium, Grave II. D. 41.
Birthplace : Lye, Worcestershire, resident Blackheath, Staffordshire, enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Joseph and Mary Grove, 94 Malt Hill Lane, Blackheath, Birmingham
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window. Halesowen War Memorial.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Joseph Grove attended Wollescote school in his early days. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was posted to the 237th Field Company. This was attached to the 41st Division in the Ypres sector in Spring 1916. Although this was a quiet period for the Division, there was always danger from shelling and sniping for those who had to work at repairing trenches and handling supplies. This may have been what happened to Sapper Joseph Grove who was killed in action on the 19th July 1916.