Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
William Lees ASHTON
Private 29983 William Lees ASHTON of 3rd Bn. Manchester Regiment
Died of Illness Tuesday 9th May 1916, Grimsby, age 43
|Of:||11 Fernerlay Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1873, Newton Moor, Cheshire|
|Parents:||Harriet Ashton and Samuel Ashton of 61 Dukinfield Road, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Marital status:||Married to Eliza Ashton (née Bradbury) of 11 Fernerlay Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|He enlisted in:||Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire|
|Remembered on:||Grave/Panel Special Memorial of the memorial in Hyde (St. George) Church Yard, Cheshire|
|Link with Hyde:||Born in Hyde|
At an inquest held at Grimsby today respecting the death of a soldier named William Lees Ashton, it was stated that deceased swallowed a hot potato on Sunday. This had set up irritation, and ultimately caused death.
The Pall Mall Gazette, Evening Edition, Thursday 11th May 1916, Page 5, Column 5, "Cases in Brief"