William Isaac Tasker and Henry Asher Mabbott were friends born in Lincolnshire in the late 1800s. They moved to Doncaster to work as Porters on the railway. Porters helped passengers on the platforms and loaded the train carriages. They were exempt from military service.
By 1918 William and Henry were living together at 42 Prospect Place in Hyde Park. They were both members of the National Union of Railwaymen.
Henry sadly died in 1918, but better news followed as William married Henry’s sister, Rose Mabbott, later that year. They had a son in 1920. By 1939 they had moved to 76 Harrowden Road in Wheatley, and William still worked on the railway as an LNER Guard. The third man in this photograph is called Mr Johnson. We are unsure of his background, but he seems to be a good friend of William and Henry.