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George ASHTON

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Surname: ASHTON

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 24049

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 27th (Service) Battalion. (4th Tyneside Irish)

Division: 34th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-04-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. D. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

George Ashton was the son of John William and Susannah Ashton, née Sedgwick. John was born at Draughton and Susannah at Scosthrop, Yorkshire.

1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 28, Lowfield Street - George Ashton, aged 6 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of John William and Susannah Ashton.

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 29, Tomlinson Street - George Ashton, aged 16 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of John William and Hannah Ashton.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Ashton, 24049, Northumberland Fusiliers.

George is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

The image of the Northumberland Fusiliers cap badge also shows the collar badge of the Tyneside Irish battalions.

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

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Surname: ASHTON

Forename(s): George

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 24049

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 27th Battalion (Tyneside Irish)

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: ASHTON

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 24049

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 27th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 09/04/1917

Additional Information: Son of John William and Hannah Ashton, of 29, Tomlinson St., Shearbridge Rd., Bradford. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THY WILL BE DONE)

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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 SECTION 1X BRADFORD (The National Publishing Company)

ASHTON, G., Private, Northumberland Fusiliers.

He volunteered in November 1915, and three months later embarked for France. In this theatre of war he took part in the fighting at Ypres and on the Somme. He died gloriously on the field of battle at Arras on April 9th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps."

29, Tomlinson Street, Shearbridge Road, Bradford.

[Two of George Ashton's brothers are also listed on the same page, both of whom survived the war.]

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