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Charles Alfred ASHTON

Regimental number2123
Place of birthVictoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStore assistant
Address122 Gowrie Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ashley John Ashton, 122 Gowrie Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czarita', 16 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 15 May 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right forearm), Sydney, 25 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 August 1947
Age at death57
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHTON Charles Alfred

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