We remember John Ashley

We remember John Ashley

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Timeline

Timeline

1892
sibling Merchant Marine William Arthur Ashley Source:8500439 18th April 1892
1893
birth Beccles, Suffolk United Kingdom Source:8479260 8th June 1893
1895
sibling Petty Officer George Ashley Source:8500439 8th January 1895
1897
sibling Rifleman Herbert Ashley Source:8500439 15th February 1897
1899
sibling Private Robert Henry Ashley Source:8500439 13th July 1899
1901
location 30 Ingate, Beccles, Suffolk United Kingdom parents address Source:8500439 1901
1911
enlistment Lowestoft, Suffolk United Kingdom Source:8479292 14th December 1911
1912
employment Ordinary Seaman Cunard Steamship Company Ltd New York United States Source:8479320 8th May 1912 - 28th October 1913
1912
location SS Mauretania - sailed from Liverpool to New York United States away from home address Source:8479292 8th May 1912
1912
location SS Ivernia - sailed from New York to Liverpool United Kingdom away from home address Source:8503505 26th August 1912
1913
employment Able Seaman Cunard Steamship Company Ltd Boston, Massechusetts United States Source:8479292 3rd January 1913
1913
location SS Ivernia - sailed from Liverpool to Boston United States away from home address Source:8479292 3rd January 1913
1913
employment Able seaman Cunard Steamship Company Ltd New York United States Source:8479292 17th December 1913
1914
employment Able seaman on cargo ship SS Maple Branch Guayaquil Ecuador Source:8479292 9th February 1914 - 27th June 1914
1914
location SS Maple Branch - sailed to Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador away from home address Source:8479292 June 1914
1914
service Royal Navy Leading Seaman A 3942 Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Source:8479292 7th September 1914 - 26th October 1914
1914
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8486105 5th October 1914 - 9th October 1914
1914
service Royal Navy Petty Officer A 3942 Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Source:8479292 27th October 1914 - 16th December 1914
1914
commission Temporary Source:8486105 17th December 1914
1914
service Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Source:8479292 17th December 1914 - 7th July 1915
1915
service Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Source:9152661 22nd February 1915
1915
theatres Gallipoli :2b Source:8484008 25th April 1915 - 3rd September 1915
1915
hospitalisation Taken ill at Gallipoli Hospital/Institution Source:8484012 28th June 1915 - 3rd July 1915
1915
hospitalisation Taken ill again in Gallipoli with diarrhoea. Sent by HS "Soudan" to Eygpt Hospital/Institution Source:8484012 12th July 1915 - 3rd September 1915
1915
service Royal Navy Temporary Lieutenant Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Source:8694079 17th July 1915 - 29th August 1916
1915
hospitalisation Arrived in England Hospital/Institution Source:8484012 13th September 1915 - 25th September 1915
1915
location 8 Hurst St, Liverpool United Kingdom parents address Source:8479315 1915 - 1917
1915
marriage Grace Irwin Source:8479284 20th October 1915
1915
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8484008 5th November 1915
1915
hospitalisation Re-surveyed on five occasions Hospital/Institution Source:8484012 8th November 1915 - 29th March 1916
1916
hospitalisation Admitted to hospital for treatment Hospital/Institution Source:8484012 1st April 1916 - 17th April 1916
1916
service British Army Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment 16th (Service) Battalion Source:79461 19th August 1916 - 29th August 1916
1916
service British Army Captain York & Lancaster Regiment 16th (Service) Battalion Source:79461 29th August 1916 - 12th January 1917
1917
service British Army Captain South Lancashire Regiment 15th (Transport Workers) Battalion Source:8694078 5th January 1917 - 22nd July 1918
1917
children Robert John Anson Ashley Source:8479309 28th February 1917
1918
service Other Empire Force Lieutenant (Quartermaster) Nigerian Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force Source:8479315 1918
1918
location 6 The Esplanade, Lower Bebington, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8479315 1918
1918
location Lagos Nigeria away from home address Source:8483070 28th September 1918 - 10th February 1920
1918
children Mary Sheila Ashley Source:8479315 22nd October 1918
1919
employment Political Consular Officer HM Diplomatic Service Lagos, then Port Harcourt Nigeria Source:8479262 1919 - 1931
1920
location Lagos Nigeria away from home address Source:8483070 14th July 1920 - 9th January 1922
1922
location Port Harcourt Nigeria away from home address Source:8483070 3rd May 1922 - 19th June 1931
1922
location 421 Old Chester Rd, Rock Ferry, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8479315 1922
1929
location 220 Bedford Rd, Rock Ferry, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8479315 1929
1932
location Wayside, Pensby Rd, Wirral, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address Source:8479315 1932
1939
location County Asylum, Upton by Chester, Chester United Kingdom other group residence address Source:8577236 24th September 1939 - 23rd February 1940
hospitalisation Shell shock Hospital/Institution Source:8494135
service Royal Navy Seaman A 3942 Royal Naval Reserve Source:8479372
1940
death Not War Related John died in the County Mental Asylum of dementia paralytica. However, he may have had Huntington's Disease, which ran in the family and claimed the lives of his mother and four of his nine siblings. Upton by Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom Source:8479262 23rd February 1940

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John
Initials J
Last Name Ashley
Source 79461
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
220 Bedford Rd, Rock Ferry, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address 1929
30 Ingate, Beccles, Suffolk United Kingdom parents address 1901
421 Old Chester Rd, Rock Ferry, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address 1922
6 The Esplanade, Lower Bebington, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address 1918
8 Hurst St, Liverpool United Kingdom parents address 1915 - 1917
County Asylum, Upton by Chester, Chester United Kingdom other group residence address 24th September 1939 - 23rd February 1940
Lagos Nigeria away from home address 28th September 1918 - 10th February 1920
Lagos Nigeria away from home address 14th July 1920 - 9th January 1922
Port Harcourt Nigeria away from home address 3rd May 1922 - 19th June 1931
SS Ivernia - sailed from Liverpool to Boston United States away from home address 3rd January 1913
SS Ivernia - sailed from New York to Liverpool United Kingdom away from home address 26th August 1912
SS Maple Branch - sailed to Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador away from home address June 1914
SS Mauretania - sailed from Liverpool to New York United States away from home address 8th May 1912
Wayside, Pensby Rd, Wirral, Cheshire United Kingdom their own address 1932
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Other Empire Force Nigerian Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force Lieutenant (Quartermaster)
Royal Navy Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Sub Lieutenant
British Army York and Lancaster Regiment 16th (Service) Battalion Lieutenant
British Army York & Lancaster Regiment 16th (Service) Battalion Captain
Royal Navy A 3942 Royal Naval Reserve Seaman
Royal Navy Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Temporary Lieutenant
Royal Navy Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Sub-Lieutenant
Royal Navy A 3942 Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Petty Officer
Royal Navy A 3942 Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Leading Seaman
British Army South Lancashire Regiment 15th (Transport Workers) Battalion Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Robert John Anson Ashley son 28th February 1917
Mary Sheila Ashley daughter 22nd October 1918
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John Ashley father
Elizabeth Rackham mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Merchant Marine William Arthur Ashley brother 18th April 1892
Private Robert Henry Ashley brother 13th July 1899
Rifleman Herbert Ashley brother 15th February 1897
Petty Officer George Ashley brother 8th January 1895
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Grace Irwin wife 20th October 1915
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Blue Not given
DateHeightSource
1911-12-12 5'4"

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Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patricia68049
Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patricia68049
Royal Navy, 1914 Star Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription Keith1947
Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription Keith1947

External Evidence

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RNVR record of John Ashley Patricia68049
Beccles in the Newspapers, a collection of transcriptions Patricia68049
John Ashley's history from public records Patricia68049
RND service record Patricia68049
List of the Beccles Men who served in the Great War 1914 - 1918 Patricia68049

Multimedia

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Birth certificate Patricia68049
Death Certificate Patricia68049
Beccles, Ingate Street Patricia68049
Marriage certificate Patricia68049
St Peter RC church Patricia68049
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves record Patricia68049
Birth certificate Patricia68049
Mary's birth certificate Patricia68049
SS Mauritania entering Liverpool Patricia68049
Promotion to Captain Patricia68049
RND poster Patricia68049
Esplanade, New Ferry Patricia68049
Bedford Road, Rock Ferry Patricia68049
uniform of nigeria regiment Patricia68049
medal card Patricia68049
London Gazette supplement Patricia68049
RND record Patricia68049
RND at Antwerp Patricia68049
SS Mauretania Patricia68049
SS Ivernia in Boston Harbour Patricia68049
Guayaquil waterfront about 1920 Patricia68049
Machine Gunners at Gallipoli Patricia68049
RNR record Patricia68049
Minute from inspection of TW Battn, South Lancashi Patricia68049
1901 census Patricia68049
crew list Patricia68049
1939 register Patricia68049
cap badge Patricia68049
beccles Patricia68049
new york Patricia68049

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