CEF Soldier Detail

Private Arthur Ashford
Died: August 2, 1916

Regimental Number:
101484
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
None noted.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 23, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 1, 1915
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded either in the Voormezeele or Vierstratt Sectors in Belgium to the west of St Elooi and died of the wounds.
Date of Death:
August 2, 1916
Age at Death:
22
Buried at:
Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
VII. D. 19A.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Info from the war diary and attestation papers. This man is on the CWGC site.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 66th Battalion

This man no doubt died of his wounds in the hospital which was situated next to the cemetery he is buried in.