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John Raynor ASHBY

Regimental number1450
Place of birthSittingbourne, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Ashby, Moora, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred same day to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to Mudros. Embarked on HS 'Neuralia', 5 September 1915; admitted to 'Cottonera' Military Hospital, Malta, 10 September 1915. Invalided to England, 18 September 1915 (dysentery); admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 24 September 1915.

Proceeded with 27th Draft from No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916. Transferred to 47th Bn, Serapeum, 25 April 1916. Taken on strength 48th Bn from 11th Bn through 47th Bn, 26 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 November 1916; admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 22 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right hip and thigh); transferred to Ambulance Train, 28 November 1916; to England, 29 November 1916, and admitted to Stratford-on-Avon War Hospital, 30 November 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 23 March 1917; discharged, 5 April 1917, and granted furlough to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor' , 22 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 3 September 1917; discharged, 1 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 April 1967

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