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VC359   Thomas Elsdon Ashford

BORN   1859

DIED   21 February 1913  AGE   53

VC Won  16 August 1880   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Deh Khoja

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   Thomas Elsdon Ashford   No.    49/1317

VC Issue No.   359   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   2 Peck's Cottage, All Saints, Newmarket, Suffolk, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Skinners Lane, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Whitwick Cemetery, Church Lane, Whitwick, Leicestershire


Date Buried/Cremated   4 March 1913

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave no. 2271

Gazetted   7 October 1881

VC Presented   13 December 1881 by GOC Madras, Lord Roberts VC at Madras, India


Headstone, Whitwick Cemetery, Church Lane, Whitwick, Leicestershire

Thomas Road, Elsdon Road & Ashford Road, Whitwick, Leicestershire

By The Way…

His headstone was erected 1992

Gazetted as John Ashford

VC Held By

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (City of London) Museum, H M Tower of London, London, England



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