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Full Name: Harry Ashton
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Harry
Surname: Ashton
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/36
First Known Rank: Corporal
Next of Kin: Mrs Ashton (wife), 51 Britannia Street, Petone, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 51 Britannia Street, Petone, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: A Company
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 22
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 22 September 1916
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Reference: III. C. 41.
Biographical Notes: Harry Ashton was the son of Harry and Sarah Emily Ashton, of Leeds, England, husband of Grace Elizabeth Ashton, of Petone, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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