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Cecil Thomas ASHTON

Regimental number3359
Place of birthKnightsbridge, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDrover
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Etheline Amelia Ashton, c/o Mrs Boynton, Clapton Road, Marryatville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date26 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 20 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), 26 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death22 May 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHTON Cecil Thomas

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