H.W.B. Joseph was born in Chatham on 28 September 1867 and died in Oxford on 13 November 1943. The son of an Anglican clergyman and a schoolboy at Winchester, Joseph's conduct was inspired in adult life, according to C.C.J. Webb, by ‘pietas towards the religious traditions of his home and his school’ (DNB 1941–50, p. 440). His entire career as student and teacher was spent at New College, Oxford, to which he went up in 1886 and where, under the tuition of Cook Wilson, amongst others, he achieved a first in both Mods (1888) and Greats (1890). He became a fellow in 1891.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.