Pte. Arthur Ashley

Pte. Arthur Ashley

Postby JohnFearn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:47 pm

Arthur Ashley.jpg

Private Arthur Ashley (19), of the Border Regiment, was lying wounded in France during an enemy air-raid. As a result his wounds were aggravated, and he was brought to England, dying in hospital in Nottingham on September 1st, of wounds in the neck, arm, legs and eye. Enlisting on the outbreak of the war, he was sent to France shortly afterwards. Private Ashley, who had been wounded three times previously, was formerly a weaver at Moss Bridge Mill, and attended St. Bartholomew's Church. His parents reside at 417, Bolton Road, Ewood. Four brothers are serving in the army, one of whom, Sergeant James Ashley, who was awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct and devotion to duty at Messines Ridge on June 7th last, is in training for a commission. A brother-in-law of the deceased is also serving, while another brother-in-law has been killed. Arrangements are being made for the burial to take place at Blackamoor Church, Lower Darwen, today (Saturday). Reported by: Blackburn Times, 8th September, 1917.

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Re: Pte. Arthur Ashley

Postby JohnFearn » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:02 am

Photographs of Arthur Ashley's grave can be found on pages 16 & 17 of Spike's Lonsdale Battalion War Graves photo collection thread elsewhere on this forum.
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Re: Pte. Arthur Ashley

Postby spike » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:21 pm

Can I have a copy of this for my project please John.
The one on forum would be fine, it is just the size I want, so I could, with your permission just use that.....
I see that I would also give a reference to the Cotton Town Digitisation Project, from your link....
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