ASHMORE, Henry (Harry) Blackett H B
Highland Light Infantry; Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
68468 or 68456 or G81262
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth Ashmore, brother of Frederick, Thomas and Joseph.
Married: Selina Annie Watson August 1914
Children: Arthur born 1914; John Henry born 1915; Marjorie born 1924; Frederick born 1930
Had worked at the Teesdale Mercury,
Wounded in face (reported in Teesdale Mercury 12 Dec 1917)
Shot about the knee and subsequently taken prisoner at Haplincourt 24 march 1918 (reported in Teesdale Mercury 1 May 1918). Detained at the Langensalza detention camp in Saxony where he was forced to work in a salt mine.
He had signed up on May 1917 joining the Highland Light Infantry, but was later transferred to the Royal (London) Fusiliers.
Teesdale Mercury 01.05.1918 - Page 5: Column 2
Private H Ashmore wounded and taken prisoner
Interviewed in Teesdale Mercury 15 Jan 1919 on return.