Born on 6 January 1897, Joseph Bassett was the youngest of seven children and lived with his mother and father at Strongford Farm. He was a farm labourer.
He was single but engaged to be married when he joined the Motor Branch of 11th battery of the Machine Gun Corps as a gunner.
His service number was 2172. Aged 20, he died on 6 February 1917 of kidney failure, possibly as a result of being gassed, at Belton Park Military Hospital, Grantham.
He is buried at St Luke’s Churchyard, Tittensor.
Joseph Bassett aged 19
Joseph's parents standing behind the pony and trap