Private Alfred Arthur Ashton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Oct 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Marine store dealer


Father's business

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

28 Duke Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 13th October 1917
Pte Alfred Arthur Ashton

Pte Alfred Arthur Ashton, 33689, 8th Battalion Yorks & Lancs Regiment, was killed in action in Belgium on October 1st, 1917. He was aged 19.

He was struck by a shell whilst doing his duty in the front line and died instantly, according to a letter from a comrade sent to parents Bruce and Annie Ashton, of 28 Duke Street, Luton.

Alfred Ashton had enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment six months earlier and was subsequently transferred to the Yorks and Lancs Regiment. He had been in France only five weeks.

Prior to joining up, he was employed in his father's business, Ashton Bros, as a marine store dealer.

Individual Location

Pte Alfred Arthur Ashton

Author: Deejaya

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