Hector George ASHBY

ASHBY, Hector George

Service Number: 284
Enlisted: 17 February 1915, Enlisted in Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandilagong, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Stanley, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 284, Enlisted in Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 284, 23rd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 284, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Ashby of Stanley, Victoria

Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal