Thomas ASHTON
Rank: Private
Number: 265073
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Age:
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Thomas had been born within the parish of St Paul’s Church, Great Portwood Street, Stockport. He was the adopted son of a Mrs meakin, 128 Wellington Road South.He was a pre-war meber of the Territorials (service number 1142) and would have been mobilised when war was declared in August 1914. A description of the Battalion’s early service is here. Along with many of his mates, Thomas was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.

   
           
   
     
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