Born: 21 August 1898.
Family: The third son of William and Annie Lister of Steele Heath, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William married Mary Ellen Herriman in 1920 and together they had 3 children – Joseph W, Edna M and Percy A.
Civilian Occupation: He attended Edstaston school and left in 1912 to start work as a farm labourer. In 1939 he was a Coal hauler.
Residence: In 1939 he lived at Holly Cottage, Parks View, Coton, Shropshire.
Died: In 1970 aged 71.
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery (previously Household Cavalry)
Service Number: 197776 (previously 4187)
Date of Enlistment: 22 August 1916
Date of Discharge: 4 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: He enlisted the day after his 18th birthday.