Ashcroft (Hamer), Andrew –

Husband of Annie Ashcroft (nee Freeman), of 40, Maze Street, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Mobilised from the reserve 05/08/1914 and posted to 1st Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. NOTE:- Enlisted under the name of Andrew HAMER, but later changed to his correct name during service.

Personal details

  • Surname: Ashcroft (Hamer)
  • Forename: Andrew
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Little Lever, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Darcy Lever, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 3rd (Regular Reserve) Battalion.
  • Service number: 4075
  • Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry
  • Enlistment date: March 16th, 1893 - 1893-03-16
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 06/11/1914
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5d

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