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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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ASH, C., Corporal, Chinese Labour Corps, He joined in March 1916, and, on completion of a period of training, later in the same year was drafted to the Western Front with the Infantry and took part in important engagements in various sectors. Later, transferred to the Chinese Labour Corps, he was engaged on road-making and other duties until after the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in November 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Aylton Street, Rotherhithe, S.E. 16.

ASH, C. E., Rifleman, K.R.R.C.,Trooper, 1st (Royal) Dragoons and 1st County of London Yeomanry. He volunteered in September 1914, but owing to injuries received in an accident whilst on duty, was discharged as physically unfit early in the following year. In June 1916, however, he attested, and was engaged on work of National importance until called up in May 1918. After his training he embarked for Egypt, where he did valuable work with his unit until 1920. He was eventually demobilised in May of that year, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
20, Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, S.E.10.

ASH, E. G. W., Private, 22nd London Regiment. Volunteering in September 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front on completing his training in the following year and there saw severe fighting in various sectors. He took part in the Battles of Festubert, Loos, the Somme and Cambrai and many other important engagements and also fought in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
17, Tranton Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, F., Private, 2/22nd London Regiment. He volunteered in March 1915, and three months later proceeded to the Western Front, where he saw severe fighting at Arras and in other sectors. He was transferred in 1916 to Salonika and was again in action on the Doiran and Vardar fronts, afterwards being sent to Egypt. Thence he took part in the Advance into Palestine, and was present at the fall of Jerusalem and Jericho and in the fighting on the Jordan. He was demobilised on his return home in August 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
2, Seth Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, H. J. G., Private, Labour Corps. Joining in 1916, he was drafted to France in the same year, and whilst in this theatre of war served in various sectors of the Front. Owing to the importance of the work he had previously been engaged on he was sent back to England later in 1916 to carry out his former duties, and was employed on munitions at Ediswan, Ponders End.
"Jessholme," Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, N.21.

ASH, J., Corporal, Chinese Labour Corps. He volunteered in February 1915, and shortly afterwards proceeded to France, where he served in various sectors, attached to the Royal Army Service Corps. Later he was transferred to the Chinese Labour Corps, with which he was engaged in the construction of roads and railways, and did good Work until he returned for demobilisation in February 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Aylton Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, J., Private, Middlesex Regiment. He enlisted in 1918 on attaining military age, and on completion of his training was retained on important coast defence duties with his unit at various stations. Owing to the early cessation of hostilities, he was unable to proceed to a theatre of war, but, nevertheless, rendered valuable services until demobilised in 1919.
203, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, J. R., Corporal, 13th Royal Fusiliers. He volunteered in September 1914, and after a period of training was drafted to the Western Front. There he served in various sectors and took part in many important engagements, including the Battles of the Somme, Arras and Cambral. Later he was in action during the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was demobilised in January 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Tulip Place, South Bermondsey, S.E.16.

ASH, P. W., Private, 8th East Surrey Regiment. Owing to the important nature of his civilian occupation, he was not able to enlist before May 1918. In the following September he proceeded to France and served in various sectors of the Front. He took part in the engagements on the Somme and at Cambral and remained in this seat the of war until the close of hostilities. In October 1919, he was demobilised, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
25, Banyard Road, Bermondsey, S.E.16.

ASH, R., Private, R.A.S.C. Volunteering in April 1915, he shortly afterwards landed in France. There he served in various sectors of the Front and was engaged in conveying supplies and ammunition to the forward areas during many important engagements. He also did good work during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in November 1919.
54, Ainsty Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, R. W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Be volunteered at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, although under military age, and after a period of training was drafted to France. In the course of his service in this theatre of war he took part in the Battles of Loos, the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Kemmel Hill, and was taken prisoner, and held in captivity until repatriated after the Armistice. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
54, Ainsty Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

ASH, S., Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. He joined in 1916, and later in the same year was drafted to the Western Front. During his service in this seat of war he saw much heavy fighting in various sectors, played a prominent part in the Battle of Arras, and was badly wounded. As a result, he was discharged as medically unfit for further military service in 1917, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
21, Rumsey Road, Stockwell Road, S.W.9.

ASHBY, J. T., Driver, R.F.A. He volunteered in January 1915, and underwent a period of training prior to being drafted to Salonika in March of the following year. Whilst in this theatre of war he served in various engagements on the Doiran front, and was wounded In 1917, and sent to hospital at the Base. After his recovery he remained in the Balkans until 1919, when he returned home and was demobilised in April of that year. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
50, Miall Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.

ASHBY, W. G., Private, M.G.C. Joining in September 1917, he was drafted to France in June of the following year, and saw service in the Somme sector and at Bethune. After the Armistice he proceeded to Germany with the Army of Occupation and was stationed on the Rhine on important duties until December 1919, when he returned to England and was demobilised. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
55, Miall Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.

ASHELFORD, E., Private, 12th East Surrey Regt. He volunteered in June 1915, and three months later was sent to the Western Front, where he was in action at Ypres, Loos, and Vimy Ridge. He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and in consequence was discharged as medically unfit for further military service in August 1917, He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Devonshire Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

ASHELFORD, H. G., Private, 1st, 17th and l0th Middlesex Regiment. Volunteering in June 1915, he was after a course of training drafted overseas in September of the following year. During his two years' service on the Western Front he took part in the severe fighting in numerous important engagements, and was unhappily killed in action on October 14th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
1, Devonshire Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

ASHFIELD, T. C., Staff Sergt., 20th London Regt., and Tank Corps. He volunteered in August 1914, but was retained on important duties at home until September 1917, when he was drafted overseas. Whilst on the Western Front he played a pro-minent part in numerous engagements of importance, including those at Cambrai, the Somme, Amiens and Bapaume, and other operations in the final Allied Advance. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
13, Brindley Street, New Cross, S.E.14.

ASHFIELD, W. R., Sapper, R.E. At the outbreak of War he was already serving, and in August 1914, proceeded to France, where after fighting in the Battle of the Aisne, he was wounded at Ypres a month later. He was sent to hospital in England, and on his recovery returned to the Western Front. He took part in the Battles of Loos, Albert, Vimy Ridge, the Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Arras, Messines, Ypres and Cambrai, and was unhappily killed in action near Arras on March 28th, 1918, and buried at Doullens. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
13. Brindley Street, New Cross, S.E.14.

ASHFORD, T. G., Private, R.A.M.C. In January 1917, he joined the Army, and later in the same year was ordered overseas. During his service on the Western Front he did good work with the Field Ambulance in the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele. Whilst fighting in the latter engagement he was gassed, and unfortunately died from the effects on May 21st, 1918, at Newton Abbot. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His memory is cherished with pride."
40, Azenby Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

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