Joseph Nelson Reid

The following information is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and is utilised with their permission

Name: REID Initials: J

Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Irish Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 39
Date of Death: 20/02/1915

Service No: 436

Additional information: Son of William Nelson Reid and Annie Reid, of Glenavy, Co. Antrim; husband of Sarah Reid, of 121, Argyle St., Belfast.
Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 2600.

Cemetery: CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, United Kingdom

Joseph Nelson Reid was born on 13th February 1878. He was the son of William nelson Reid and Ann Peel.

There is a record of his marriage on 31 08 1907 in Belfast :- Joseph Reid,127 Argyle Street, Belfast, Labourer aged 27 married Sarah Livingstone, 88 Henry Street, Belfast, Spinner, aged 24 daughter of Samuel Livingstone a labourer

Death Notice – Joseph Reid

The following extract is from the Belfast Evening Telegraph dated Monday 22nd February 1915.

Reid – February 20, 1915, at the First Eastern Hospital, Cambridge, died of wounds, Private Joseph Reid, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, the dearly-beloved husband of Sarah Reid, 121 Argyle Street.

Now the labourer’s task is o’er;
No the battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.

Deeply regretted by his Wife and Children. Sarah Reid

p>Reid – February 20, 1915, at the First Eastern Hospital, Cambridge, died of wounds, Private Joseph Reid, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, only son of the late William Nelson Reid, Glenavy.

Earth to earth and dust to dust,
Calmly now the words we say;
Leaving him to sleep in trust
Till the resurrection day.

Inserted by his loving sister, Margaret McConkey.

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