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Lionel George Ashton

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lionel George AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Boy AWMM
    • Lyonel AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/1026 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 November 1889 AWMM StuttgartGermany AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 10 October 1914 AWMM Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs K. Ashton (mother), Great North Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 October 1914 Military Personnel File
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian Military Personnel File
    Military Personnel File
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shell shock AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Carcinoma of colon AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of M.R. Ashton

    The Nominal Roll spell his name Lyonel as Lionel AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 April 1969 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
    OnerahiWhangarei AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Lyonel George Ashton was known as Uncle George to his nieces and nephews, and George or (Boy) to family.
    He was editor of the Whangarei Advocate for many years and had been involved in journalism and editorial while living in Adelaide Australia.
    Uncle George was one of 4 children - he had 2 sisters; Katharine Dorys ( known as Dodge), Esme Clare, and a brother, Mervyn Roy Ashton who was my Grandfather.
    He was a very kind and decent man who never had any children of his own and always looked after other family members.
    I remember him with much love after many holidays spent in Whangarei at his home in Church Street Onerahi.
    Thank you for your service and for being such a kind and decent man RIP
    Public - Jane Elizabeth - Other relative - 5 November 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 22 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 November 2021Jane ElizabethParadise Point, Gold Coast. Queensland Australia.Other relative

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