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Name:
Joseph Ashmore
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J
Service No.:
6/2149
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
25
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
6th Durham Light Infantry attached to Royal Engineers
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, Pennsylania Yard
Civilian Employment:
Grocer's assistant
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
09-January-1916
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Railway dugouts burial ground (Transport Farm), Ypres. Grave Reference 11.J.5
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Joseph was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ashmore of Thorngate; and brother of Fred, Thomas and Harry. He was married to Beatrice Croom (formerly Ashmore), of Bridgegate, Barnard Castle

 

Notes:

One of his letters home was published in the Teesdale Mercury on May 12th 1915, he describes how the Germans 'know they are beaten and are showing their hate by blowing to the ground every house they can'.

On 29th May 1918, it was reported that his widow Beatrice had been employed as a ticket collector at Barnard Castle Railway Station.

Teesdale Mercury-12/05/1915: Letters from the Front

Teesdale Mercury-02/06/1915: The war: Mention in letter home from Richard Watson

Teesdale Mercury-15/12/1915: Local and other notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-05/04/1916: Roll of Honour Notice

Teesdale Mercury-29/05/1918: Local and other notes: Widow takes up duties as ticket collector

Images:
Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Service: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Date of Death: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Place of Death: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Date of Death: Private Individual; Age at Death: Private Individual; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Service Number: St Mary's Roll of Honour; Date of Birth: St Mary's Roll of Honour; Civilian Employment: St Mary's Roll of Honour; Buried: St Mary's Roll of Honour and Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Family Details: Additional information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Date of Death Day: www,cwgc.org.uk; Date of Death Month: www,cwgc.org.uk; Date of Death Year: www,cwgc.org.uk;