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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and stated , 'The photograph which we produce of him has been taken some years and shows him in his ambulance uniform'

courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Harworth, Worksop, Notts
Joseph and Martha Pashley had three children born Harworth, Worksop, Notts. Edith was born in 1884 and became a dressmaker, William Holbery born 1885 started his working life as a grocer apprentice and Harriet born 1882. In 1891 the family were living in Harworth but by 1901 had moved to 69 Eastgate, Worksop. Joseph was working as a woodman and also running a grocers business with assistance from wife Martha and possibly William as his apprentice.
15 Dec 1916
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1658518 - CWGC Website
24838
Private
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Soldiers record - William Holbery Pashley – E Coy 3rd North Staffords – 24838 - home 2 May 1916 to 13 Oct 1916 – posted Mesopotamia 14 Oct 1916 – arrived Bursa 22 Nov 1916 – killed in action 15 Dec 1916 Pte W.H.Pashley Worksop Guardian 5 January 1917 Great sympathy is expressed with Mr. and Mrs. Pashley, of 73, Eastgate Worksop. In the bereavement they sustained in the death of their only son, Pte W. Holbery Pashley, of the 7th, Stafford’s, who was killed in action in Mesopotamia on December 15th. Official information reached his distressed parents on Saturday, and the news, which soon spread in the neighbourhood, was received with greatest regret. Pte. Pashley, who was in his 32nd year, was called up on May 2nd, and enlisted in the 3rd North Stafford’s, but was subsequently transferred to the 7th, and drafted to Mesopotamia. He had very little active service and would appear to have lost his life in almost his first engagement. In his last letter home, which was written from the troopship, he said they were in site of land, and so no further details are available of his death. Pte. Pashley was well known in Worksop, and well liked by all who knew him. He was, previous to enlistment, employed as a traveller by Mr. F.C. Farmer, grocer, Bridge Place, and was previously employed in a similar capacity by Mr. J.P. Cox, grocer. He was an old member of the Worksop Ambulance Division, in which he did 13 years service and held three certificates of proficiency in Ambulance work. Pte. Pashley was single and much sympathy’s expressed with his parents and sisters. His father is head woodman in the employ of Messrs. Oates Ltd. and a trusted servant of the firm. The photograph which we produce of him has been taken some years and shows him in his ambulance uniform
CWG additional information:-Son of Joseph and Martha Pashley, of 71, Eastgate, Worksop, Notts Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and stated , 'The photograph which we produce of him has been taken some years and shows him in his ambulance uniform'

courtesy of Robert Illett
    William Holbery Pashley - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and stated , 'The photograph which we produce of him has been taken some years and shows him in his ambulance uniform' courtesy of Robert Illett