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Baslow, Derbyshire from the archives

PUBLISHED: 16:09 03 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:46 20 February 2013

Baslow, Derbyshire from the archives

Baslow, Derbyshire from the archives

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From the archives of The Sherwood Foresters Museum


Lance Corporal Joseph Eades 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Joseph was born at Baslow in 1896 the son of John and Kate Eades of Yeld Cottage. He attended the local school and upon leaving was employed as a waggoner with Messrs Staley, Joiner and Wheelwright of Baslow. He enlisted in January 1915, joining the 2nd battalion then based in Sheffield. After training he went to France landing there on 22nd June 1915. Although the dates are not clear we know he was wounded in the knee and spent some time in hospital. Upon discharge from the hospital he was transferred to the 9th battalion which had been serving in Gallipoli but arrived in France and Flanders in early 1916. In August 1917, the 9th battalion were in action in Belgium near Poelcappelle in the Ypres Salient. Joseph was killed in action by enemy shell fire and his pal Pte Dove reported that he had been hit in the head by shrapnel. He is buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium.




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