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Person Details

ASHMAN, Cyril Arthur

Memorials

Name: Windsor Boys School - WW1 Maidenhead Road, Windsor
NIWM Ref: 7876
RBWM Ref: WM111
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: Tidworth, Hants
Gender: Male
Date of death: 28/10/1917
Place of death: Zonnebeke, Belgium
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 20
Cemetery Name: St John the Baptist, Eton Wick
CWGC Ref: 461769
TWGPP Ref: 2875020
Address: Carlton Lansdowne Avenue Slough

Military details

Joined: Enlisted -Windsor
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7461

Relatives

Father Edwin ASHMAN
Mother Alice May ASHMAN
Brother Henry Douglas ASHMAN

Additional information

He worked as a bank clerk for Barclays Bank in Southall.
Cyril's father, Edwin, moved to Eton Wick in 1901 with his family, and ran the Dairy Farm. Cyril attended Windsor Boys School from 1910 to 1914. Cyril and his brother, Henry, both lost their lives in the Great War. The Windsor & Royal Borough Museum have a number of items donated by the family, including the Dead Man's Penny and a letter from his commanding officer informing of his death.
Cyril was posted to France late in 1916 and was involved in the Battle of Passchendaele. He is remembered at Tyn Cot Cemetery in Belgium. His brother was lost at Gallipoli in 1915

Resources

A Windsor Local History Group publication by Derek Hunt and Brigitte Mitchell details the stories of the 16 boys from Windsor Boys School who fell.
Further information about the Ashman family
Information available about Cyril Ashman.
For King and Country database entry for Henry Ashman

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