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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Joseph Stendall was born in 1895 he was the son of Joseph a brick layer and Bessie Ann Stendall née Binkley and the brother of Albert, Lottie, Gertrude, Lily, Daisy Eliza and Victor Stendall.of 13 Bentinck Street, Sutton in Ashfield. Joseph was born in 1859 at Skegby, Bessie Ann Binkley was born in 1863 at Sutton in Ashfield, married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield registration district, they went on to have 8 children, sadly 1 died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family lived at 13 Bentinck Street Sutton in Ashfield, Joseph 52 yrs is a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Bessie Ann 48 yrs and their 7 children, Joseph is 16 yrs and is an embroider.
He worked in embroidery.
27 Apr 1917
1554286 - CWGC Website
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Joseph Stendall, enlisted at Sutton in Ashfield, he served with the 2/8th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 27th April 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Following article was published on 22nd June 1917 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “The greatest sorrow was caused in “C” [?] Company, when it was known that Lance-Corporal Stendall had made the supreme sacrifice. “He was one of the nicest lads one could meet in a day's march,” said someone to the writer, and those who knew the fallen her will agree that this was true. A thoroughly upright character, one always ready to do a generous act. Joseph Stendall had the high regard of all. A likeable lad, full of good spirits, he was an all-round “sport”, and on the football field has rendered his Company admirable service. As a N.C.O. He was reliable and conscientious, and he fell bravely. He never forgot a kindness, and never rested until he had repaid it or tried to do so. The greatest sympathy is felt for his relative upon the death of a brave soldier, and a true Englishman.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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