Gilbert ASHBY

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Poultry Manager
Enlisted
30-July-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
31
Status
Single
Service No
3232
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
4 September 1916
Place
Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

 

Gilbert Ashby transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion in Egypt in February 1916. He arrived in France in July and six weeks later was killed in action at Mouquet Farm near Pozieres. His body was never found.  

 

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