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David ASHBY

Regimental number442
Place of birthSittingbourne, Kent, England
SchoolSt Michael's Mission School, Sittingbourne, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressMoora, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Ashby, Moora, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Sittingbourne Volunteers.
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 June 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave 313), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3316 Pte Albert Edward ASHBY, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 2 May 1915 (gun shot wound, right side); admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 4 May 1915 (gun shot wound, back and spine: dangerous).

Died of wounds, 30 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHBY David

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