Joseph Grove was born in Lye and was the son of Joseph and May Grove of 94 Maltmill Lane, Blackheath. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was posted to 237 Field Company. This was attached to the 41st Division which was in the Ypres sector in early 1916. Although this was a quiet period for the Division, there was always danger from shelling and sniping. This might have been what happened to Sapper Joseph Grove who was killed in action on the 19th July 1916. He was 25 years of age and is buried in the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery (II D 41) near Ploegsteert and commemorated on the Blackheath, Halesowen, Lye and Wollescote and Lye church Memorials.
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