World War I Soldiers Remembered: Joseph Linwood Cosby

13 Apr

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Joseph Linwood Cosby was born May 1, 1897 in Goochland, Virginia. Joseph was a 21 year old farmer when he was drafted on September 23, 1918 and sent to Camp Lee. According to his Registration Card, we know he was single, tall and had brown eyes and brown hair. George’s father was William Cosby and his mother was Cora Hackett.

He was inducted into service on October 3, 1918 and sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, assigned to B Company, 13th Regiment. Joseph Cosby was one of the lucky ones. By entering service so late, he never saw Foreign Service

Cosby listed his occupation after the war as farmer and in 1919; he married Massie Shelton and moved to Richmond. He and Massie stayed married until 1947. He passed away on December 15, 1958 at the age of 61 and is buried in the Cosby family cemetery in Rockville, Virginia.

If you have any photographs of World War I service men and women from Goochland, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society. We would love to scan your photographs and add them to the World War I Commemorative Collection. Contact us at 804-556-3966 or at


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