John Berkley ASHE

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ASHE, John Berkley

Service Number: 3/3706
Enlisted: 17 March 1953
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia , 29 November 1929
Home Town: Edithvale, Kingston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 28 May 1953, aged 23 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
No known grave - Memorial Wall No: 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Korean War Memorial (Ipswich, Qld), Memorial Lane Murals (Gympie, Qld)
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Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 3/3706, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)
17 Mar 1953: Enlisted Australian Army, SN 3/3706, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR)

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3/3706 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Note: Corporal Ashe's body was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action. 

"...33706 Corporal (Cpl) John Berkley Ashe, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR). A resident of Edithvale, Vic, prior to enlistment, Cpl Ashe commenced service in Korea on 17 March 1953. Cpl Ashe was assumed missing, presumed killed in action on or after 28 May 1953, aged 23. He is commemorated on Wall 1 in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Korea." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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