Corporal William Ashley

Army Number: 21499

Battalion: 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Blidworth, Nottinghamshire. Son of Allen and Sarah Ashley of Main Road, Blidworth Bottoms, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire. Husband of Doris Hodgkinson (formerly Ashley), of The Sun Inn, Town Street, Pinxton, Derbyshire. Lived at Bagthorpe, Derbyshire. He enlisted at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, went to France in July 1915 and was killed in action on 24th March 1918, aged 24, whilst holding the line at Rocquigny, France.

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7.

Arras Memorial, France.

Corporal William Ashley is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Blidworth War Memorial, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire.
St. Michael and All Angels Church War Memorial Underwood, Nottinghamshire.