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Walter Benjamin ASHCROFT

Regimental number3451
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Nelson Street, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Ashcroft, 17 Nelson Street, Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5648 Pte William Henry ASHCROFT, 5th Bn, killed in action, 20 December 1916; 5649 Pte Edward Becken ASHCROFT, 2nd Pioneer Bn, died of wounds, 8 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1966
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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