Isaac ASHTON

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ASHTON, Isaac

Service Number: 1903
Enlisted: 12 January 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Lancashire, England, 1882
Home Town: Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Burwood School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Tanner
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 82 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man he lay down his life for his friends, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1903, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1903, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1903, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 3 years

Address at the time of enlistment was 'Kumara', Ryde, NSW

Son of Isaac and Charlotte Ashton. Brother of Mary Emma Tye of Ryde, NSW. Brother of Percy Ashton who was killed in action on 2 August 1917 while serving with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade and is buried in the Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Plot 11, Row E, Grave 13

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

Private Isaac Ashton (killed) was a brother of Mrs. H. Tye, of Ryde, and 35 years of age. Educated at Fort Street School, he was a tanner by trade, and well-known in Queensland, but at the time of enlistment was in the employ of Messrs. Allen Taylor and Co., timber merchants, Glebe. The deceased was a good rlfle shot, and hls father on one occasion went within one point of winning the King's Prize. A nephew of the deceased, the only child of Mrs. Tye, is at the front.

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