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ASHFORD, W. E., Gunner, R.F.A. He joined in December 1916, and eighteen months later was sent to the Western Front. There he was in action at St. Quentin, Beaucourt, Ypres, the Ancre, Neuve Chapelle, Amiens, Cambrai and Le Cateau, in the final Allied Offensive in 1918. After the close of hostilities he passed into Germany with the Army of Occupation, and served at Cologne until demobilised in 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
102, Buchan Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
ASHLEY, H., Driver, R.F.A. Mobilised in August 1914, he proceeded in the same year to the Western Front. There he was engaged in much severe fighting at Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and Loos, and was wounded in action at the Battle of the Somme. In 1916 he was killed whilst gallantly attempting to rescue a wounded comrade, and was buried near Mametz. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Great deeds cannot die."
5, Brighton Grove, New Cross, S.E. 14.
ASHLING, H. J., Pte., 4th London Regt. (Royal Fus.) He volunteered in December 1915, and was drafted to France in the following year. He was in action at Arras, Bullecourt, Ypres, Passchendaele and Cambrai, and also took part in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
1, Ardmere Road, Hither Green, S.E.13.
ASHMAN, A. H., Sergeant, R.A.S.C. He volunteered in August 1914, and after a period of training at Woolwich was sent overseas two months later. Whilst serving on the Western Front, he was present at many engagements and performed excellent work, conveying ammunition and rations to the forward areas. In March 1918, he was sent to Palestine, and served at Aleppo until 1919. On his return home he was demobilised in the same year, holding the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
21, Hornshay Street, Deptford, S.E.15.
ASHWELL, C., Rifleman, 18th London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Volunteering in November 1915, he was engaged on important duties at various home stations until March 1917, when he was drafted to France and transferred at Le Havre to the Machine Gun Corps. He then fought in the Battles of Ypres, Passehendaele and Cambrai, and in September 1918, was wounded twice and invalided home. After receiving hospital treatment he was demobilised in January of the following year and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Henslowe Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
ASHWELL, W. H., Stoker (P.O.), R.N., H.M.S. "Sybille." When war was declared in August 1914, he was already in the Navy. During the war he served in H.M.S. "Sybille " and "Lawford," and was in action in the Battles of Heligoland and Jutland, and in the Bombardment of Ostend. He also did much excellent escort work, and in 1920 was still in the Navy. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
26, Alexis St. Southwark Park Rd., Bermondsey, S.E.16.
ASHWOOD,W., Sgt., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. A serving soldier at the outbreak of war he took part in the Retreat from Mons, and also served in the Battle of the Aisne, and at Ypres, where he was wounded. After his recovery he was again wounded at Loos in September 1915. He was subsequently taken prisoner in the Retreat on March 21st, 1918, and held in captivity in Germany until the Armistice, when he was released. He returned home, and was demobilised in April 1919, and holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
33, Eastdown Park, Lewisham, S.E.13.
ASHWORTH, G. T., Private, Essex Regt., and Labour Corps. He volunteered in November 1914, and in the following year was drafted to Mesopotamia. He served with the Kut Relief Force, but in 1917 he was invalided home suffering from dysentery and debility. After his recovery he was transferred to the Labour Corps with which he rendered valuable service until his demobilisation in February 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
98, Bevington St., Bermondsey, S.E.16.
ASKEW, W., Rifleman, King's Royal Rifle Corps. He joined in 1917, having previously been exempted from military service, as he was engaged on work of National importance at Woolwich Arsenal. On going to the Western Front in 1917, he was engaged in fierce fighting in numerous engagements, and was unhappily killed in action near Cambrai on June 8th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country."
78, Dennett's Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
ASPINALL, S., Pte., Manchester Regt., and R.A.S.C. He volunteered in August 1914, and in the following year was sent to Salonika, and after fighting on the Struma and Doiran fronts, was transferred to Egypt. There he served for a short period before being drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in the Allied Offensive of 1918. He was wounded in action and invalided to England, and eventually discharged as medically unfit in December 1918. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
7, Verney Road, Bermondsey, S.E.16.
ASSETER, E., 1st Cl. Stoker, R.N., H.M.S. "Orion." Volunteering in November 1915, he served with the Grand Fleet for nearly five years. During that time he was in action in the Battle of Jutland, and in the bombardment of Zeebrugge. He was also engaged on patrol duties in the North Sea, and off the Russian Coast. He was invalided home from Russia in 1920, and was demobilised in August of that year, holding the Russian Order of St. George, the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
3, Bredon Road, Camberwell, S.E.5.
ASTELL, A. F., 1st Class Stoker, R.N.R., H.M.S. "Hogue." He was mobilised in August 1914, and after being posted to H.M.S. "Hogue " took part in the Battle of Heligoland. His vessel was torpedoed in September 1914, and he was rescued by H.M.S. "Cressy," which was also sunk. After being rescued a second time he was stationed at Chatham for twelve months, and at the end of that time was sent to Vancouver, where he served for a year in H.M.S. "Newcastle" After returning home he was posted to H.M.T.B. "No. III," and was engaged in guarding the English Coast from enemy aircraft attacks. He was discharged in February 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory, and Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.
30, Nutbrook Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
ASTILL, H., A.B., Royal Navy. He was serving at Malta, when war was declared, and took part in the chase of the "Goeben " and "Breslau." He was then sent to the South Atlantic, and served in the Battle of the Falkland Islands. From there he proceeded to the Dardanelles and was in H.M.S. "Inflexible" when she was mined, but fortunately was saved. He was then sent to the North Sea, and was engaged at the Battles of Jutland, and afterwards proceeded to Russia, where he was in action against the Bolshevists. Later returning to England he was demobilised in June 1920, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
14, Straightsmouth, Greenwich, S.E.10.
ASTON, F. T., Stoker, 1st Class, R.N., H.M.S. "Skirmisher." He joined in February 1918, and shortly afterwards was pasted to H.M.S. "Skirmisher" in which vessel he served with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea. He later proceeded to the Mediterranean, and was afterwards stationed for some time at Odessa. During his service at sea, he did excellent work, and was demobilised on returning home in May 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
34, Maynard Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16
ASTON, W. J., Corporal, 1st Dorsetshire Regiment. He was serving in India at the outbreak of war in August 1914, and was afterwards sent to Egypt, and later to Mesopotamia. In this theatre of hostilities, he played a prominent part in several engagements, including those near Kut. He was wounded in action, and being rendered unfit for further service in the front line, was transferred to India. He was still serving with the Colours in 1920, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
34, Maynard Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
ATCHELER, W. S., Private, Tank Corps. He volunteered in August 1915, and later in the same year proceeded to the Western Front. During his service overseas, he acted as a gunner, and was in action at Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras, and many later engagements. Returning home after the Armistice, he was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
14, Tustin Street, Peckham, S.E.15.
ATKINS, A. R. C., Gunner, R.F.A. Volunteering in September 1914, he was drafted in the following year to France. There he took part with his Battery in many important engagements, including Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Cambrai, and in various sectors during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was wounded in action, but remained overseas until July 1919, when he was demobilised, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
6, Grinstead Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
ATKINS, C., Sergt., R.A.M.C. Volunteering in February 1915, he completed his training, and was engaged on important duties at various hospitals, attending the sick and wounded troops. He was unsuccessful in obtaining his transfer overseas, but rendered valuable services until demobilised in May 1919.
8, Whitcher Street, New Cross, S.E.14.
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