Joseph Dell was born at Aldbury in the winter of 1875. He married Ellen Howard on 6th June 1903 at St Albans and at the time of the 1911 Census he worked as an Attendant at the Asylum, and lived with his wife and one year old son in Breakspeare Road, Abbots Langley.
He was first listed in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour in August 1915, serving with the Remount Department. The Remount Service was part of the Army Service Corps, and was responsible for the provisioning of horses and mules to all other army units. In 1914 the Remount Service had four depots, at Woolwich, Dublin, Melton Mowbray and Arborfield, however as the War developed many new Remount Squadrons were established, one of which was based at St Albans.
It is not known where Joseph served, however the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine reported that he was Discharged Disabled in the November 1917 edition.
Joseph Dell survived the War.