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Joseph Naylor was born in 1895 at Newark and was the son of John a brickyard labourer and Martha Ann Naylor née Pegg of 1, Edmunds Row, Albion St., Newark. His father John was born in 1865 at Oakham and his mother Martha Ann Pegg was born in 1871 at Newark, they were married in 1890 at Newark and went on to have 8 children, 2 of which sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were George b1892, Hannah b1893, Joseph b1895, Rebecca b1898, Mary Jane b1902 and John b1911. In the 1911 census the family are living at 180 Barnby Gate, Newark and are shown as John Naylor 46 yrs a brickyard labourer, he is living with his wife Martha Ann 40 yrs and their children, George 19 yrs a plaster pit labourer, Hannah 18 yrs a machinist, Joseph a labourer, Rebecca 13 yrs a scholar, Mary Jane 9 yrs a scholar and John 4 months of age.
He was a labourer.
12 Dec 1916
2750158 - CWGC Website
At enlistment, resident of 10 Albion Street, Newark.
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Sergeant Joseph Naylor enlisted on 1st September 1914 at Newark, he gave his age as 20 yrs and 78 days, his address as 10 Albion Street, Newark, his next of kin was his father John of the same address, his occupation was that of a labourer. He was posted to the Leicestershire Regiment and joined them at the Leicester Depot the following day. On 29th July 1915 he landed in France, posted to the 9th battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 6th September 1916 he was promoted to Lance Sergeant on 16th September 1916. He was admitted to 7th general hospital at St Omer on 22nd November 1916 with pleurisy and effusion of the right side. He was returned to England via the Hospital Ship St Denis and admitted to Guilford Hospital on 23rd November 1916. He died on 12th December 1916 at the hospital, the cause of death was Tuberculosis and Pneumonia. His body was returned to his family and he is buried at Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
Article published 20th December 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Naylor, 10 Albion Street, Newark. Educated at Christ Church School before working at Messrs. Simpsons’ foundry. Enlisted Sept. 1914 in the Leicesters and in the trenches for 17 months. Invalided home with pleurisy and pneumonia at Guilford hospital, near Lawton. This however, turned to consumption. Buried with full military honours.
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  • Buried at Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle
    Joseph Naylor - Buried at Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle