Bruce Valentine ASHTON


ASHTON, Bruce Valentine

Service Number: S4730
Enlisted: 17 October 1940
Last Rank: Sub Lieutenant
Last Unit: Royal Australian Navy
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 April 1921
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed In Action, English Channel, 6 June 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Bayeux War Cemetery Plot X1, Row H, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, SN S4730
17 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN S4730
21 Aug 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, Attached Royal Navy
6 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN S4730, Royal Australian Navy

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Bruce Valentine ASHTON was born in Melbourne on 17th April, 1921

His parents were Ernest Valentine ASHTON & Ida Minnie Augusta KOHLBURGER

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney on 21st August, 1942 - he volunteered to do secret anti submarine work

He was promoted to Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve on the HMS Cricket and was listed as missing during the Normandy Operations in the English Channel, presumed dead, on 6th June 1944 - he was attached to the Royal Navy at the time - he is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

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