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Alexander David Ashby

Headstone of Rifleman Alexander David Ashby (28949). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEEB7283). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Rifleman Alexander David Ashby (28949). Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hai …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander David AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 28949 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 D.A. Ashby (mother), 21 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 28949 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Wire worker/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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Alexander Ashby was the son of David A. and Mary J. Ashby, of 21, Riccarton Rd., Christchurch. New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Strand Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM IX. L. 1 AWMM
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  • I have been doing my grandmother's Ashby family tree recently, and Alex is in it.

    Alexander David Ashby, is a 2nd great grandson of Thomas and Susannah Dale.

    They originate from Lamberhurst, Sussex, England.

    My grandmother was also an Ashby.

    Alex was born 18 Aug 1888, and died 23 6 1917. Alex is my grandmother's grandfather's Frederick Charles Ashby's 3rd cousin. His mum and dad are David Alexander Ashby 1852 - 1934.

    He was born in Beddington, Surrey, England, and died in Christchurch, NZ.

    His mum is Mary Jane Haddrell 1857 - 1935.
    Public - Paul Walker - Direct descendant - 12 December 2019



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12 December 2019Paul WalkerTaupo, NZDirect descendant
05 December 2017DaveChristchurch, NZOther

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