Also known as
WWI 24/36 AWMM
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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
Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
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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
22 September 1916 AWMM
Age 32 AWMM
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Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM III. C. 41. AWMM
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