|Place||Africa: South Africa|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Ashton, Miner (Private, b.1898 - d.?)
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.
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."