Christopher 'Christy' Joseph Joslin was born in Ireland, the son of a soldier. During the war he served as a soldier in the Essex Regiment and was killed in action in Normandy a week after the Allied invasion. His home was in Corporation Road. Chelmsford.
Christy was born on Christmas Day 1923 in Longford, Ireland, the son of Arthur Thomas Joslin and Emily Joslin (nee Phipps). His father served as soldier.
Christy's siblings included: Mary Anne Christina Joslin (1910-2007), Kathleen Elizabeth Annie Joslin (1913-1976), Thomas William Herbert Joslin (1919-2011), Eileen Mary Joslin (1925-2008), Henry Augustus James Joslin (1926-1995), twins Noel Anthony Joslin (1928-1993) and Joseph Robert Joslin (1928-2013) and Daphne F. Joslin (born in 1931).
Christopher Joseph JOSLIN, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in action in France. Aged 20
Christy served as Private 14631516 in the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment. He was killed in action on 13th June 1944, aged 20.
At the time of his death Christy's parents lived at 63 Corporation Road in Chelmsford.
Today Christy lies in Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, in France (grave: XIV. K. 9.). His name is commemorated on a family grave at Writtle Road Cemetery in Chelmsford.
Christy's mother and mother both died in 1949 at St. John's Hospital, Chelmsford.