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Robert Ashworth

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Arundel R.V. - Atkinson C.C. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Arundel R.V. - Atkinson C.C. (photo …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashworth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1402A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra OldhamLancashire Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    England Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ashworth, of 115, Peel St., Gisborne previously from Oldham, England. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 119 Cobden Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E. Ashworth (father), 119 Cobden Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1402A 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 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      151 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ashworth, of 115, Peel St., Gisborne. Native of Oldham, England. (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

    Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
    Wounded in action, 8 May 1915 (bullet wound, abdomen), and admitted to HS 'Braemar Castle'; disembarked Malta, 18 May 1915, and admitted to St George's Hospital; transferred to Convalescent Camp, 13 June 1915.
    Embarked for Egypt, 12 July 1915; attached to strength of Base Depot, Mustapha, 16 July 1915.
    Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 21 July 1915; rejoined Bn, Anzac Cove, 28 July 1915.
    Reported missing, 8 August 1915.
    Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded 'Now believed to be dead'.

    Mr & Mrs E. A. Ashworth, 115 Peel Street, Gisborne. Native of Oldham, England AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Cable advice has been received by Mr E. Ashworth, of the City Cleaning Coy that his. son, Private R. Ashworth, of the 3rd reinforcements, previously reported missing is now reported by the Court of Inqujry as Believed to be dead. Cables bf sympathy have been received from his Majesty the King, Mr J. Allen (Minister of Defence), Sir J G Ward, and Captain Gavin Hamilton, Private Secretary to the Governor. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 26 April 2023 - ROLL OF HONOR.
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 April 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
23 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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