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Driver John Ashwood

Royal Field Artillery, `B` Battery, 119th Brigade
Service No: 93209

John Ashwood grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of the late Joseph and Agnes Wright Ashwood of 154d Whifflet St, Coatbridge. Younger brother of Private William Ashwood of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers who was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1916 (see index). The 1901 Census - Joseph Ashwood 35, Agnes Ashwood 33, Lizzie Ashwood 8, William Ashwood 6, Joseph Ashwood 6, John Ashwood 5.

Born / Resided

154d Whifflet St, Coatbridge / 154d Whifflet St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 21/05/1918

Enlisted

Kirkcaldy Town Hall 1915

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery

Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front throughout the First World War. It was closed and cleared on the 27 August 1914 when the Allies were forced to fall back ahead of the German advance, but was opened again in October and from that month to the end of the war, Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas. Until June 1918, the dead from the hospitals at Boulogne itself were buried in the Cimetiere de L'Est, one of the town cemeteries, the Commonwealth graves forming a long, narrow strip along the right hand edge of the cemetery. In the spring of 1918, it was found that space was running short in the Eastern Cemetery in spite of repeated extensions to the south, and the site of the new cemetery at Terlincthun was chosen. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery contains 5,577 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 224 from the Second World War.

Additional Information

John is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this Cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. 5,577 WW1 men are buried here.

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