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Harry Ashton

Headstone of H Ashton s/n 24/36 at Dernacourt cemetery, France. No Known Copyright.

Headstone of H Ashton s/n 24/36 at Dernacourt cemetery, France. No Known Copyright.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/36 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
    WW1 51 Britannia Street, Petone, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ashton (wife), 51 Britannia Street, Petone, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/36 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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  • Occupation before 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Harry Ashton was the son of Harry and Sarah Emily Ashton, of Leeds, England, husband of Grace Elizabeth Ashton, of Petone, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Ashton, Harry
      [1884-1916] Son of Harry and Emily Ashton.

      He was educated at Burnley Road School & Hebden Bridge Central School / a member of Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge / an apprentice engineer in Blackburn.

      During the South African Wars, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

      He emigrated to Australia, and worked for Singer Sewing Machines.

      He moved to New Zealand.

      He married Grace.

      They lived at Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.

      During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 2nd/3rd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade.

      He was wounded on the Somme.

      He died 5 days later [27th September 1916] (aged 32).

      He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, France.

      He is remembered on the Memorial at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.

      His brother Albert Sims Ashton also died in the War Public - Wayne - Researcher - 4 November 2019 - Entry on Malcolm Bull’s Calderdale Companion website
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About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM III. C. 41. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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04 November 2019WayneMytholmroyd, UKResearcher

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