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Henry George ASHFORD

Regimental number1868
Date of birth18 March 1898
Place of birthSatur near Scone, New South Wales
SchoolEast Maitland High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSatur, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ashford, Satur, Scone, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death18.8
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot IV, Row L, Grave No. 25), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John Oakenville and Elizabeth Ashford. Satur, Scone, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 13181 Driver Oscar Leslie ASHFORD, 5th Army Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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