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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

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
Occupation:Cotton Piecer
He enlisted in:Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Remembered on:Hyde (St. George) Church Yard, Cheshire,   Special Memorial
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 the deceased swallowed a hot potato on Sunday. This had set up irritation, and ultimately caused death.

From the The Pall Mall Gazette, Evening Edition, Thursday 11th May 1916, Page 5, Column 5, "Cases in Brief".