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William Lees ASHTON

Private 29983 William Lees ASHTON of 3rd Bn. Manchester Regiment

Died of Illness Tuesday 9th May 1916, Grimsby, age 43

Home address: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
Occupation:Cotton Piecer
He enlisted in:Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Remembered:St. George's Church Yard, Hyde, Cheshire,   Special Memorial
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the The Pall Mall Gazette, Thursday 11th May 1916, page 5, column 5, "Cases in Brief":

At an inquest held at Grimsby today respecting the death of a soldier named William Lees Ashton, it was stated that the deceased swallowed a hot potato on Sunday. This had set up irritation, and ultimately caused death.