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Sailor – Pascoe, Arthur – Likes Navy

November 1939

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 11 November 1939

Darfielder Likes Navy

A grand story of adventure at sea it would be if Able Seaman Arthur Pascoe, of 174, Hough Lane, Wombwell, were to relate all his experiences.

This, a rigid censorship precludes his doing. Able Seaman Pascoe proved himself a first-class man in two roles — underground and afloat. He has proved that among miners are to be found stout- I hearted Britons who can adapt themselves to altogether different conditions if their native land demands it.

A.B. Pascoe joined the Navy during the Great War at the age of 17 and had 21 years’ service altogether, counting periods on Reserve.

He rejoined shortly before the outbreak of hostilities, but had done a period of service in the September crisis of last year.

A.B. Pascoe is a brother of Mr. John Pascoe, formerly chairman of Wombwell U.D.C., and has been a member of the Committee of the Darfield Main branch of the Yorkshire Mineworkers’ Association for eight years. He is a married man and has one child.