2nd Lieutenant, 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Killed in action 26th march 1918, age 20.

Remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


Joseph was the son of Councillor J. Crookes Grime, M.B.E. and Justice of the Peace. He was born in 1897 at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, educated at Arnold House, Blackpool, Blackpool Secondary School, St John’s College, Oxford, and St. Peter’s College, Brussels. He worked in the Goods Manger’s Office of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Victoria Station in Manchester. In March 1916 he joined the University Officer Training Corps and was gazetted in October 1916 to the 20th Lancashire Fusiliers. He was killed on 26th March 1916 at Bray whilst serving as the battalion machine  gun officer. His father was elected Lord Mayor of Manchester in 1937.