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Regimental number4126
Place of birthOldham, Lancashire, England
SchoolHastings School, England
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressNanimbla, Grantham St, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.5
Height5' 4"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinUncle, G Rothwell, Grantham Street, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 September 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death12 September 1916
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Special Memorial A 20), Transport Farm, Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza ASHTON. Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery (Section G Grave 13), Enfield, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Family/military connectionsCousin: 34815 Gunner Fred ROTHWELL, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 20 October 1917. to Junior Fred Rothurk killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHTON Harold

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