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Radford Nottingham
Joseph was born in 1887 (Jan/Feb/Mar) and was the son of Elizabeth Asher. His widowed mother completed the 1911 census that she had been married for 29 years and had had nine children of whom only six were still living; Edith, Joseph, Frederick W., Annie, Harold and Margaret (Maggie). In 1911 Elizabeth, a curtain mender in a curtain factory, was living at 46 Cobden Street, Radford, Nottingham. Also in the household were her six unmarried children; Edith (27, tobacco stripper), Joseph (24), Frederick (21, plumber's store keeper), Annie (19, curtain mender), Harold (16, cycle wheel builder) and Margaret (11, scholar). Also in the household was Elizabeth's seven year old granddaughter, Elsie Asher (b. 1904, Jan/Feb/Mar). Joseph named Miss Annie Harrod, his fiancée, as his legatee together with his five siblings; Frederick, Harold, Mrs Edith Hill, Annie and Maggie.
In 1911 he was a curtain maker.
01 Oct 1915
460957 - CWGC Website
Radford, Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham.
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Joseph served with the 1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters. He served in France from 28 February 1915 and was killed in action on 1 October 1915. He was buried in Hedge Row Trench Cemetery (Sp. Mem. G. 10). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: ' Their glory shall not be blotted out' Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 21 October 1915: 'Asher. Killed in action October 1st, Private Joseph Asher, 1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters, 46 Cobden Street, Radford, aged (28). Mother, sisters, brothers.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 2 October 1916: ‘Asher. In loving memory of Private Joseph Asher, of the Robin Hoods, killed in action, October 1st, 1915. To forget is vain endeavour; sweet memories last for ever. Fiancée Annie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 2 October 1916: ‘Asher. In loving memory of Private Joseph Asher, aged 28, killed in action October 1st, 1915. Like his noble Master, he died that we might live. Sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers Fred and Harold (in France).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co)
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