Lieutenant Basil Claudius Ash

Lieutenant Basil Claudius Ash

Army Number: n/a

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born 25th April 1886. Son of Mr and Mrs Claudius James Ash, of Blakeney, Norfolk and 2 Parkhill Road Hampstead, London. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters from the militia on 20th March 1907 and promoted Lieutenant 5th June 1909 being employed with the Nigerian Regiment, West African Frontier Force until the outbreak of the Great War. He went to France on 11th September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th September 1914, when the battalion was ordered to retake trenches taken by the Germans at the head of the Troyon Valley, France, during the Battle of the Aisne.

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Du Ruvigny entry

Buried Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France. Plot 6, Row C, Grave 4.

Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, France.

Lieutenant Basil Claudius Ash is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Blakeney War Memorial, Blakeney, Norfolk.
Rosslyn Park FC Rugby Club War Memorial.