Joseph Edmund Gadsby
Able Seaman R/1136
Drake Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Joseph Edmund Gadsby died on 1st October 1918, aged 20 years, and was buried in the SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France.
He was born at Hasland, Derbyshire on 25th September 1898 to parents Joseph Turner Gadsby and Ada Mary Gadsby. At the time of his death they lived at 86 Diamond Avenue, East Kirkby, before moving to "The Haven", Clumber Street, East Kirkby, Nottingham.
Royal Naval Division 1914-1924
Joseph Edmund Gadsby, Able Seaman R/1136, RNVR Drake Bn. Died of wounds 1/10/1918
in 38th Casualty Clearing Station. (BW Abdomen)
Service History: Entered 17/4/17 ; Draft for BEF 5/11/17, joined Drake Bn. 24/11/17-10/8/18 ICT left heel, rejoined Drake Bn. 27/8/18-1/10/18 DD.
Burial: Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St Marc (FR 1184)
Notes: A Chemist's Assistant ; b.Hasland, Chesterfield 25/9/1898 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, Joseph Turner Gadsby, 86 Diamond Ave., East Kirkby, Notts.
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