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Private William Henry Ashforth 1896-1916: Missing of the Somme, Thiepval Memorial

Published: February 11, 2009    Last modified: January 12, 2017

Private William Henry Ashforth 1896-1916
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Private William Henry Ashforth
Killed in action, July 10th 1916

A very poignant photograph.

Private William Henry Ashforth 1896-1916 13699 - Reverse side
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The message on the reverse side of this photograph reads:

Pte W. H. Ashforth 13699
11 West York Reg
Killed in action, July 10th 1916
To be returned to
173 Cuthbert Bank Road

This is one of the possessions of William Henry ASHFORTH 1896-1916 to be returned to the family: another is a 5 pack of Woodbine cigarettes.

Private William Henry Ashforth together with 72090 other identified casualties are commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, France.
To view the Casualty Details and Certificate at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website please click here.
To read more about the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France please click here.
To read about The CAF Thiepval Project and Visitor Centre at Thiepval, Somme, France please click here.

2010-09-14: I visited the Thiepval Memorial to the 'Missing of the Somme' at Thiepval, Picardie, France during June 2010. I will eventually post an article and an album of photographs.

William Henry Ashforth: Casualty 771110

Published: May 13, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017

William Henry Ashforth 1896-1916

William Henry Ashforth 1896-1916

William Henry ASHFORTH, Private 13699, died 10 July 1916, aged 20 years.
Initials: W H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 11th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 10/07/1916
Service No: 13699
Additional information: Son of William Henry and Florence Ashforth, of 173, Cuthbert Bank Rd., Sheffield.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial

William Henry Ashforth and Ellen Ashforth (née Ellen Pasley)

Published: May 12, 2005    Last modified: March 8, 2015

Using information obtained from the England and Wales Census 1901 I carried out some work on my ASHFORTH line.

The census for property 173 Cuthbert Bank Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire shows my gg grandmother Ellen ASHFORTH as head of the household but there is no record of my gg grandfather William Henry ASHFORTH. Online records for June 1889 show a record of death for a William Henry ASHFORTH but I have no documentary evidence to support this.

Likewise records from another search online suggest that Ellen ASHFORTH's maiden name may have been Ellen PASLEY, though again I cannot substantiate this.

Interestingly the England and Wales Census 1901 records my great grandfather William Henry ASHFORTH 28 years of age and his son William Henry ASHFORTH 1896-1916 (my great uncle) 4 years of age are listed as 'visitors'. My grandfather Ernest ASHFORTH 1905-1990 was born February 1905.

2008-01-05 Ellen PASLEY proved to be incorrect. Please click here to read this update.