Private Arthur Frederick Ashford

Army Number: 72094 (formerly 31844 Bedfordshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Son of George William and Alice Ashford, of Huntingdon Street, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire. He was a bricklayers labourer prior to enlisting at Huntingdon, 11th October 1916 into the Bedfordshire Regiment. He became First Class Lewis Gunner on 16th March 1917. He went to France on 3rd July 1917 and was transferred to the 2/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment on 27th July 1917. He was killed in action, 26th September 1917, aged 18, at Wieltje, Belgium.

Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Private Arthur Frederick Ashford is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Neots War Memorial, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire.

His brother Private Alfred George Ashford of the 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment also fell in the Great War.