WW1 Casualty: Private 10069 Samuel Ashton -
Private 10069 Samuel Ashton
||1st Bn., Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
|Date of Death
||Age at Death
Panel 26 & 63
|CWGC Family Details (if shown)
||Birth Registered Q4/1898, Prescot, 8b, 798
Samuel, aged 10, was living with parents Joseph 51, Ellen 49 and siblings at 42 Grosvenor Road, Wavertree, West Derby
Samuel, now 20, single and working as a General Labourer is living with parents Joseph 61, Ellen 59 and siblings at 29 Baden Road, Old Swan.
On each census Samuel's place of birth is Wavertree although his mother Ellen was from Prescot
|SDGW – Where Born
||Killed In Action
||Theatre of War
||Additional research by John Yates
|Research Ref. No.
The Reading Mercury reported Private Ashton as "missing" in its edition of 1st July 1916 (above)
Samuel Ashton's Medal Index Card shows that he first entered the French Theatre of War on 20th May 1915, which entitled him to the 1914-1915 Star in addition to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
His records show that he initially served with the 1st Bn of the Regiment but at an unknown date was transferred to the 2nd Bn., and this will have resulted in a transfer to Mesopotamia, where he died on 6th April 1916.
Private Ashton's inscription on the Basra Memorial (above) with a close up (below)
The Register of Soldiers Effects, in which Pte Ashton has two entries (above) shows that his mother, Ellen, was next of kin
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