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Oswald John Ashton

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 81), Page: 12 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald John AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 71706 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Ashton (mother), 8 Regent Street, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 71706 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Warehouseman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • The following information is from the eulogy given at the funeral of my Great Uncle Oss Date of birth 17th July 1897 Married on 23rd December 1925 - no children Date of Death 19th June 1987 He enlisted in the 3rd Auckland Regiment, 1st NZ Expeditionary Force (I was unable to enter any information in the Biographical Information) He was one of the 4 founding members of the NZ Society of Magicians He was always good humoured and we loved visiting him not only for the little bits of magic he showed us but also he made wonderful cakes and jams - afternoon teas were great - he was the only man we knew who could cook!
    Public - Marilyn - Other Relative - 18 May 2015
  • In memory of Great Uncle Os a wonderfully funny man who fascinated us as children with his magic tricks. My abiding memory of him in connection with the war is a photo taken at his barracks of him balancing bayonets on his chin while other soldiers watched through the window. An image that will stay with me for ever.
    Public - Karen - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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18 May 2015MarilynNorthland, New ZealandOther Relative
26 April 2015KarenCrieff, ScotlandOther Relative
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