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John Gilbert ASHTON

Regimental number85
Place of birthBarton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address46 Metropolitan Road, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, B Ashton, 'Saxley', Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Date of death18 May 1954
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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