ASHMORE, Joseph J

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
6th Durham Light Infantry attached to Royal Engineers
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
6/2149
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, Pennsylania Yard
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

 

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
9th Mar 1916
Place of Death
France
Cause of Death:
Unknown
Place of Burial:
Railway dugouts burial ground (Transport Farm), Ypres. Grave Reference 11.J.5
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

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