John Brownhill Ashton (c.1890-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

ASHTON, JOHN BROWNHILL. Driver. Royal Field Artillery. Lived Thongsbridge. Before enlistment worked as a farmhand, firstly for Mr Herbert Wood of Kilnhouse Bank and then for Mr Joseph Wood of Hagg Farm. He was then employed by Mr Herbert Mellor of Mytholm Bridge. Enlisted in December 1914. He served in France and Belgium for over three years until May 9th, 1918, when he was discharged. After discharge he worked for the Glasgow Corporation for three weeks when an attack of pneumonia proved fatal and he died in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, aged 28 years (at the end of May 1918).
ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.