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  • His grave can be found in Newark Cemetery.
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Person Details
Domenico D'Ascanio was born in 1889 at Newark and was the son of James Albert a merchants clerk and Alice Mary D'Ascanio née Radford of Winthorpe Village, Newark. His father James Albert was born in 1856 at London and his mother Alice Mary Radford was born in 1859 at Newark, they were married in 1879 at Newark and went on to have 5 children, sadly three were to die in infancy or early childhood, their other surviving child was Alice b1883 at Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at Winthorpe Village and are shown as James Albert 55 yrs a merchants clerk, he is living with his wife Alice Mary 52 yrs and their son Domenico 22 yrs a brewers traveller.
He was a brewers traveller.
05 Dec 1919
2750141 - CWGC Website
Royal Engineers
Corporal Domenico D'Ascanio enlisted at Newark and served with 4th Cavalry Division. Signals, Royal Engineers. He landed in Egypt on 27th April 1915. He was demobilised to class Z reserves on 11th August 1919. He died on 5th December 1919 and is buried at Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire He was awarded the Territorial Long Service Medal. .
Article published in the Newark Advertiser on 10th December 1919 ;- Son of James A. & Alice Mary D’Ascanio of Winthorpe. For a considerable time a member of the local squadron of the Sherwood Rangers (awarded Territorial Long Service Medal) and renowned as a marksman. Also was prominently associated with the Newark Rowing Club. At the outbreak of hostilities, was among those who journeyed to Retford when the Rangers were embodied. After a brief period in Norfolk was drafted to Egypt. Owing to contracting Nile fever, he was debarred from participating in some of the engagements at the Gallipoli peninsula, but took part in the subsquent operations at Salonica and went through the Palestine campaign under Lord Allenby. Later transferred to the Royal Engineers with whom he served as a despatch rider. In addition to his battlefield experiences, he was twice aboard vessels which were torpedoed by submarines in Eastern waters and was several times stricken with fever. Being of sound constitution he survived every attack and reached home in July 1919. However, these illnesses prejudiced his strength and when taken ill two months ago was unable to shake the malady off.
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  • His grave can be found in Newark Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of 'friendsofnewarkcemetery'
    Domenico D'Ascanio - His grave can be found in Newark Cemetery. Photo courtesy of 'friendsofnewarkcemetery'