ASHMORE, Henry (Harry) Blackett H B

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Highland Light Infantry; Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Place Enlisted:
Edinburgh
Service Number:
68468 or 68456 or G81262
Home Address:
Thorngate Wynd, Barnard Castle; later 33 Newgate, Barnard Castle
Family Details:

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

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
Barnard Castle
Cause of Death:
Unknown
Place of Burial:
Unknown
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

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.

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