Henry Oscar ASH

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ASH, Henry Oscar

Service Numbers: 1669, 1669A
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 17 October 1893
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tile Layer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 22 January 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1669, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1669, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
22 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1669A, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Born Henry George Leslie ASH

Son of Shedrach Alfred ASH and Elizbeth Hunter nee BOYLE

 

"THE LATE PRIVATE H. O. ASH.

Mr. S. A. Ash of 63, Arthur-street, Hyde Park, has been officially notified that his son, Private H. O. Ash, died of gunshot wounds on 22nd January, at the 1st Australian General Hospital. Private Ash, who was 23 years of age, left Adelaide on 11th January, 1916, and after staying in Egypt for some time, was transferred to France. He went through most of the big battles, being twice wounded. He has a younger brother, Private C. H. Ash serving in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 10 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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