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Gawler Hughes ASHTON

Regimental number418
Date of birth--/01/1890
Place of birthSnowtown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway station-master
AddressSwain avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Millicent Mildred Ashton, Swain avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCQMS
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 43rd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 August 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 43rd Battalion
Promotion date: 24 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1967
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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