Joseph attested into the 2nd Lowland Divisional Field Ambulance on 8th September 1914. He was 19 years and 1 month old; was employed by Stewart Bros, working in a Warehouse; and was living at 26 Cartside Street, Langside at the time. He was embodied into the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance, then embarking at Devonport on 9th June 1915, he sailed to Egypt where he disembarked at Port Said - entering the war in Egypt on 25th June 1915. On 22nd January 1916, he went to Alexandria, then on 10th April 1918, he embarked on H.M.S. ‘Caledonia’ and headed for France, disembarking at Marseilles on 17th. *About 4.00 a.m. on 27th May 1918 the enemy started to shell St Eloi, with the first shell landing on one of the huts occupied by the personnel of this unit. This incident resulted in 10 O/Rs being slightly wounded, 6 O/Rs being severely wounded, 10 O/Rs were instantaneously killed, and 5 O/Rs died from wounds. (*Taken from Unit war diary, kindly provided by Sam Biles). Joseph was one of the 5 who died of wounds. He was the son of Eleanlor and the late George Flanagan of Hirst of Westerwood, Castlecary, nr. Glasgow.