Ashton, George Henry –

Husband of Mrs. Ashton, Of 16, Portland Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, later of 2, St. John Street and Darley Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, and 14, Heywood’s Hollow, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed at Messrs. Knowles’ colliery. Enlisted December 1914. Formerly Private 17463, 1st Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Reported missing 29/06/1915, subsequently reported wounded. Three times wounded. Caught aged 26 as an absentee from Wallsend since 24/06/1918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 28/06/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29). His brother Robert also served.

Personal details

  • Surname: Ashton
  • Forename: George Henry
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Golborne, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details


  • 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: 11/12/1914
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7g
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 30/07/1915 24/09/1915 10/05/1918

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