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James Alfred ASHLEY

Regimental number586
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMacauley Street, Hay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Ashley, Macauley Street, Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial Row C, No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1229 Pte Colin Joseph ASHLEY, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 1 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 5 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left buttock); admitted to 1st General Hospital, Cairo, 9 May 1915; discharged to duty, 7 June 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Reported missing, 7-14 August 1915.

Board of Enquiry, 24 August 1915, declared fate as 'Killed in Action, 6-9 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASHLEY James Alfred

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