Joseph Neill was the eldest son of James and Hester Neill. He was born on 26th June 1896 in Cookstown. He was the first of five children, the other four being born in Clydebank, Scotland. By 1911, he was back living in Cookstown. He was a factory worker. Around 1914, he went back to to Clydebank to work in the shipyards. Joseph Neill enlisted in Clydebank in 1916 and was sent to France in July of that same year. Gunner Joseph Neill was serving with the A Battery of the 119th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed while having tea on 17th April 1918.
Morebecque is a small village in the Department of the Nord, 3 kilometres south-west of Hazebrouck. Leave the church in Morebecque and head north on the D916 towards Hazebrouck. After approximately 1 kilometre there is a Plant Nursery on the left hand side. Take the small road which goes through the nursery and the cemetery will be found on the right hand side in amongst farm land.