Anglo Boer War King’s South Africa Medal with 01 and 02 Clasps to Royal Army Medical Corps. Named to 10560 PTE W. ASHFORD R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps. Walter Ashford enlisted aged 18 years and 6 months. His service sheet records that during April 1902 he was tried and imprisoned with hard labour for breaking out of barracks and drunkenness on active service. His engagement ended 16th September 1910. Walter Ashford was from Merstham, Surrey. He was also awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with the Cape Colony clasp.
In the Great War Walter Ashford aged 42 years (born 1874) was invalided out of Great War service 17th March 1919 with Silver War Badge number B321709, he had enlisted 28th September 1914 and his medal index card confirms that he entered France 27th July 1915.
He served as Private 39972. Records show that he lived at 7 Hillcroft, Netherne Lane, Merstham Surrey. Pension records confirm his 2 periods of service.
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