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Ashelford, C O

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Son of F. J. and C. A. Ashelford, of St. Helier, Jersey. Husband of Elizabeth Jessie Ashelford (nee Ainsley), of 6, Market St., Jersey. Born at Jersey, enlisted at Guernsey.

Killed in action, aged 26 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 1 July 1918

Commemorated on:
Island (Bailiwick) Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Paul's School Memorial, Jersey
St Paul's Church Memorial, Jersey
and on a family memorial in Almorah Cemetery, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 11 January 1918

Missing. The Guernsey Record Office has published a list of some 170 members of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry who are officially reported missing, included is Private C Ashelford, husband of Mrs Ashelford, licensee of the Clarendon Hotel and son of Mr F J Ashelford, printer, previous to joining the Guernsey's this soldier was employed by Le Riches. Quite a number of the relatives have received news of Guernsey soldiers being prisoners of war in Westphalia and we hope favourable news will be received shortly of the above Jerseyman.

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Charles Owen Ashelford

Private Charles Owen (Dick) Ashelford
1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 1 July 1918

Roll of Honour. After many months of anxiety, which naturally increased as the days went by, the family of Charles Owen (Dick) Ashelford who was reported missing during the engagement of 1 December 1917, when the Guernseys covered themselves with imperishable honour by holding a portion of the line of vital importance against enormous odds, have received official news that the Jerseyman fell in action on or about the date mentioned above. The late soldier was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs F J Ashelford of 32 Burrard Street and married Miss E J Ainsley, licensee of the Clarendon Hotel. He was formerly in the employ of Le Riche Ltd and being transferred to the Guernsey branch enlisted in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. He was 26 and was extremely popular and highly respected in both Islands. We tender the widow, parents and other members of the family our heartfelt sympathy.