Ashton, John (Jack) –

Son of Reuben and Mary Ann Ashton, of Victoria House, Victoria Street, Westhoughton, Lancashire. Formerly a teacher at Christ Church Day School, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Killed when stuck by a stray shell while serving as a despatch rider.

Personal details

  • Surname: Ashton
  • Forename: John (Jack)
  • Date of birth: June 22nd, 1890
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 27
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 23rd, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: HMS Goliath.
  • Service number: Deal/4018 (S)
  • Regiment: Royal Marine Medical Unit
  • Enlistment date: October 10th, 1915 - 1915-10-10
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


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


  • CWGC Memorial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
  • CWGC reference: Panel 1.

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 17/05/1918 06/09/1918 13/09/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6d 6d* 6e*

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