Correctly named 15167 Pte J Paton RW Fus
Joseph was born in January 1886 and his first address was 7 Wassail Street, Swansea.
He enlisted into the Pembrokeshire Royal Garrison of Artillery Militia as he was under the height restriction for the Regular Army, only 5ft 4″.
He served with these, staying in Pembroke from 1904 with the service number 2313.
In 1927, we find him living at 127 Rhyddings Terrace in Brynmill, Swansea and then at 33 Brynsife Terrace and finally 1 Llwynon, Garden City, Forestfach, Swansea.
He volunteered for WW1 service and served from September 1914 until discharged unfit in January 1917. He is entitled to a Silver War Badge numbered 26796.
He first served with 1 Garrison RWF and then 3Bn which spent the entire war at Pembroke Dock.
He had a spell with the Monmouthshire Regiment Depot/South Wales Borderers and was given the service number 228287.
He had worked as a cooper in the oilworks. He was married to Ethel. he died in 1932 with the cause noted as ‘due to war service’.
Medal is on modern ribbon. It is his sole medal entitlement.