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Regimental number2043
Place of birthSwanhill, Victoria
Other NamesSidney
SchoolRoman Catholic School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Kathleen Ashton, Simmonds Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30.4
Place of burialBoisguimmaume Communal Cemetery Extension (Row G, Grave No. 1A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes ASHTON, Hay, New South Wales; husband Elizabeth ASHTON, Crampton Lane, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother Benjamin Ashton killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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