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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Monchy British Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Jeremy, 'lives of the first world war' website.
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Charles William Pashler was the only son of Georger and Frances Amelia Pearson Pashler (née Ward). His father George was born in 1852 at Sutton, Northamptonshire, and his mother Frances Amelia Pearson was born in 1853 at Bury St Edmund, Suffolk. They were married at Nottingham St Ann in November 1876 and had four children one of whom died young: Edith Mary b. Nottingham 1878, Charles William b. Basford 1882, Florence Annie b. Basford 1880 d. 1894 and Mabel Ellen b. Basford 1885 bap. Hyson Green St Stephen 1899. In 1881, George, a baker (later master baker) and provision dealer, was living at 57 Shipstone Street, Basford, with his wife and daughters Edith and Florence. Also living in the houshold were a baker and shop assistant. George and Frances continued in business at 57 Shipstone Street until after 1901. Over the years they employed a number of staff including, in 1891, George's nephews, brothers William and Arthur Marshall (b. Sutton Northants) who were both bakers, and then in 1901 George's older brother, William, also a baker. However, by 1911 George and Frances were living at Caythorpe, Nottinghamshire, where George was a farmer. Also in the household was their unmarried daughter Edith ('at home') and William Pashley, who was assisting on the farm. The youngest daughter, Mabel, had married Arthur Newmarch in 1910; they lived in Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Charles had married Nellie May Jackson (b. 19 February 1883) in 1907 (reg. Nottingham) and they had three daughters: Frances Annie b. 1909 , Winifred Mary b. 1911 and Edith Marjorie b. 1915. In 1911 Charles, Nellie and their first child, Frances, were living at 57 Shipstone Street where he was continuing the family business as a grocer provisions and beer retailer (own account). Charles' widow never remarried. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled she was living alone at Burford Road, Nottingham. She died in 1961. Charles' mother, Frances, died at Caythorpe in August 1912 aged 60 (burial Basford Cemetery). His father George died aged 78 in October 1930 at Granville House, Gunthorpe, probably the home of his married daughter Mabel.
1901 - commercial clerk. 1911 - grocer provisioner dealer and beer retailer (own account)
27 Jul 1917
28850 - CWGC Website
57 Shipstone Street, Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham
37th Coy Machine Gun Corps
37th Coy Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Army Service Corps (M/281262) Charles William Pashler enlisted at Nottingham. He served initially in the Army Service Corps but later transferred to the 37th Company Machine Gun Corps. The 37th Company had been formed by February 1916 from the machine gun sections of four infantry battalions. In May 1917 it was in the attack on Devil's Trench and 'from 20 June to October 1917 ... the 12th Division held the line east of Monchy on an active front.' (vickersmg.blog website) Charles was killed in action on 27 July 1917 and is buried in Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, France (grave ref. I D 22). CWGC - History of Monchy British Cemetery (extract): 'Monchy village, a relatively high and commanding position, was captured by Commonwealth forces on 11 April 1917. The cemetery was begun at once and continued in use as a front-line cemetery until the German offensive of March 1918, when it fell into their hands. It was recaptured by the Canadian Corps on 26 August and used again for a month. The graves are very closely identified with the divisions which fought on this front, for example the 37th, 12th (Eastern), 4th and 15th (Scottish) Divisions.' (www.cwgc.uk)
His birth was registered in 1882 (J/A/S) so he may have been 35 years old when he was killed. CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'He will always be remembered with pride by his famliy' Nottingham Evening Post, 'In Memoriam', 27 July 1918: 'PASHLER. In loving memory of Chas. W. Pashler, M.G.C., killed in action July 27th, 1917. – Wife and children.' Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 23 August 1917: ‘In affectionate remembrance of Charles Pashler, Shipstone-street, Basford, killed in action July 27th. Silently mourned by uncle, aunt and cousins Woodroffe.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Following his death his widow Nellie was awarded a pension of 26 shillings and 3 pence a week with effect from 18 February 1918. Probate proven 31 August 1917 in Nottingham: Charles William Pashler of 57 Shipstone Street, New Basford, Nottingham, Private in H.M. Army died on 27th July 1917 in France. Effects £436, 15 shillings and 11 pence. Administration to William Joseph Dyche Woodroffe, draper.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Monchy British Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Jeremy, 'lives of the first world war' website.
    Charles William Pashler - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Monchy British Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of Jeremy, 'lives of the first world war' website.