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Soldier – Ashcroft, Thomas – Killed in Action

June 1918

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 8, 1918

Lep. Thomas Ashcroft son of Mr. and Mrs. David. Ashcroft, 25 Broomhill, Wombwell, was killed in action in France on April 29, during a bombardment.

He enlisted in March, 1917 and went to France in June. He was 21 years of age.

Three of his brothers are serving. The eldest, Pte. David Ashcroft ( Y. and L.), enlisted in October, 1914 and has seen service in Egypt and France, and has been wounded five times.

Pte. Sam. Ashcroft enlisted in November,1914, went to France in 1916, and was wounded last year, and is at present stationed at Rugeiey.

Signaller William Ashcroft (Y. and L.), enlisted in March, 1917, and went to France last March.

A brother-in-law, Sergeant Miles Smith, served in the Boer War with the West Riding Regiment, re-enlisted in the Barnsley Battalion at the outbreak of the present war, served in Egypt and France, and is now attached to the Royal Air Force and stationed in Durham.

From C.W.G.C.:

Lance Corporal
Service Number 41685
Died 29/04/1918
Aged 21
1st 4th Bn.
York and Lancaster Regiment
Son of David and Alice Ashcroft, of 25, Broomhill, Wombwell, Barnsley, Yorks.