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 Letters
Maker Ashton, Miner
Place made At sea
Date made c 1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

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."