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Wright ASHTON

Private 24057 Wright ASHTON of 10th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

Killed in Action Tuesday 11th January 1916, France , age 20

Of:55 Muslin Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Lavinia Poole Ashton and Alexander Ashton of 8 Harbour, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Little Piecer
He enlisted in:Chester, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel Panel 36 and 38 of the memorial in Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Also a memorial grave in Newton (St Mary) Churchyard Cheshire
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:“Died in France as a result of severe internal injuries sustained when in a trench which was destroyed by a German shell. He was only twenty years of age and had been at the front eleven days. He was a well-known Newton lad and the second scout in the 2nd Newton Troop.”
  Manchester Evening News, Friday 21st January 1916, Page 7, Column 2

(Muslin Street is now Talbot Road.   See our notes on Old Place Names.)