|Place of birth||Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19.7|
|Next of kin||Father, George Edgar Ashby, Texas, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Louisa ASHBY; Wife: Mary Aileen ASHBY|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, 14 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Accidentally injured, loading trucks, Bailleul Railway Station, 10 July 1916 (fracture, lower jaw: severe; soldier not in any way to blame), and admitted to 13th Stationary Hospital; transferred to England, 13 July 1916, and admitted to Mill Bank Military Hospital; discharged to No 3 Camp Details Company, Weymouth, 3 October 1916.
Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Perham Downs, 4 October 1916.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; arrived Sydney, 4 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 17 August 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||Toowong Cemetery (Grave No. F2/160), Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ASHBY James Leonard|