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9638: Joseph C Harrop

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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Joseph was a draper, who worked most of his life in Ashton under Lyme. He joined the Army quite early on. He was in the Lancashire and Cheshire Border Regiment. His service wasn't talked about. He chose not to go back to Aston after the war and lived in Greater London. Soon after his wife died he shot and killed himself with a pistol. This was in 1953. There was an inquest held. I was a child at the time and it wasn't spoken about. All of these items came from Joseph, passed to his half-brother, my father, after he died.

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Name of contributor(s)

Geoffrey Walmesley

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

My Father's half brother

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Not known

Object(s)

2 Christmas cards, a group photo, small brown pouch, trench art, hip flask, medal ribbons on a piece of elastic

Community Collection Day

Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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