Hasssall, Joseph

Hassall, Joseph

Regiment: South Wales Borderers (previously Shropshire Regiment)

Rank: Private/Bandsman

Service No: 81 (previously 749)

Boer War service: 13 Jan 1900 to 29 Aug 1901 and 25 Apr 1902 to 4 Sept 1903

Date of enlistment: 20 Sept 1881

Date of discharge: 7 Oct 1903

Reason for discharge: Termination of second period of engagement

Other information: Was a member of the regimental band

Born: In 1862 in Prees, Shropshire.

Family: His parents cannot be conclusively identified; he had a sister, Marie. He married Mary Angelina Quinn in November 1895 in Fareham, Hampshire and together they had eight children.

Residence: In 1871 he was living in the Union Workhouse in Whitchurch, Shropshire; in 1881 he was a live-in servant in Tilston, Cheshire. He enlisted in September 1881 and was serving in India, Burma and South Africa. His address when discharged in 1903 was 3 Sea View Terrace, Sandgate, Kent.

Employment: He was a groom when he enlisted in 1881

Death: In 1932 in Romney Marsh, Kent aged 70

Other information: His son, Joseph William, died from wounds in WW1.

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