Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
7/11/1915- Completed Application for Enlistment & Preliminary Medical Examination Greenbushes WA
15/11/1915- To 35 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
27/11/1915- To ” A ” Company 4th Depot Battalion Blackboy Hill
16/12/1915- Allotted to 14th Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill
12/02/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Miltiades ” bound for Egypt
11/03/1916- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
2/04/1916- Transferred to 48th Battalion Serapeum Egypt
2/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
6/08/1916- Killed in Action Pozieres France.
REPORTS ON SOLDIER’S DEATH
Informant – ROGERS, Pte. C S, 3303- 48th Battalion – ” ASHMORE was seen lying in a shell hole with three other men at Pozieres , on August 7th. The others were got away safely by PTE. CLEMMO, who told me that Pte. ASHMORE was dead before he could be carried out of the hole and that the body had to be left there “.
Informant – BILES, Pte. W- 2459, 48th Battalion AIF – ” We were in the same shell hole for about 26 hours, Private ASHMORE was hit in the groin with shrapnel and was bleeding very badly. When I crawled out of the hole he was almost dead and later a Corporal went to the place and he was dead. Private ASHMORE came from Western Australia and was dark and tall “.
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 31344
Victory Medal – No. 31120
Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 316525.
Greenbushes War Memorial WA
Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 145
Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France.