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ASHMAN, Henry Douglas

Memorials

Name: A Sqn The Berkshire Yeomanry-WW1 Goswell Road/Barry Avenue Windsor
NIWM Ref: 9124
RBWM Ref: WM116
Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Place of birth: North Tidworth, Hants
A.K.A: Douglas  
Gender: Male
Date of death: 21/08/1915
Place of death: Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Manner of death: Missing in action - presumed killed
Age at death: 23
Cemetery Name: St John the Baptist, Eton Wick
CWGC Ref: 698230
TWGPP Ref: 2875021
Address: Carlton Lansdowne Avenue Slough

Military details

Joined: Enlisted
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Troop Sergeant
Service Number: 1993

Relatives

Father Edwin ASHMAN
Mother Alice Maria ASHMAN (nee BRIGGS)
Brother Cyril Arthur ASHMAN

Additional information

Henry enlisted in Reading, and was as Troop Sergeant Ashman, he was reported as missing, assumed killed in the attack on Scimitar Hill, part of the Gallipoli campaign. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Panels 18 & 19. His brother Cyril was also killed.
Edwin and Alice Ashman lived on Dairy Farm, in Eton Wick. Their sons Henry Douglas and Cyril Arthur were both killed during the war. Born in 1893, Henry was working as a Railway Clerk for First Great Western before the war. During the Great War he was a trooper with the Berkshire Yeomanry. His brother Cyril served with the Honourable Artillery Company as a private. He joined up at the age of 18; just months after his brother had died. He was sadly killed in action on 28th October 1917. Both are commemorated on the Eton WW1 Memorial and Eton Wick and Bovney Memorial. Henry is also on the A Squadron Berkshire Yeomanry in Windsor.

Resources

For King and Country database entry for Cyril Ashman.
Additional research available.
Information researched by the Eton Wick History Society about Henry Ashman

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