Ashton, Miner (Private, b.1898 - d.?)

Place Africa: South Africa
Accession Number 1DRL/0067
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Ashton, Miner
Place made At sea
Date made c 1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Collection relating to the service of 2858 Private Miner Ashton, 58 Battalion. Collection includes a letter from Ashton to his family written while on board SS Afric, whilst travelling from Australia to England.

History / Summary

SS Afric left Sydney 3 November 1916. Miner Ashton is listed in 7th Reinforcements on AWM 8 Embarkation Roll, AWM8 23/75/4. The letter contains misspellings. Although dates and times are not specific, Ashton describes shipboard life well.

Service Record of Private Miner Ashton contains a note which reads" "To Whom it May Concern -This is to certify that No. 2858, Private Miner Ashton, 58th Battalion, AIF, has submitted a Statutory Declaration to this office to the effect that his true name is : - MARTIN ASHTON."