Ashby, Albert

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 20
Date of birth: c.1896

Parents: David and Elizabeth Hackleton (adoptive parents)
Address: 22 Coten End

Occupation: Assistant in family business

At the time of the 1901 census, Albert, aged 5, is listed as the adopted son of David and Elizabeth Hackleton, living at 24 Priory Road, Warwick, with their 2 children Francis (15) and David (14) and a lodger.

At the time of the 1911 census, the family was living at 22 Coten End, Warwick.  David Hackleton was a Cycle Maker and Albert (now listed as his nephew) was his assistant.  In the Warwick Advertiser piece of 3rd February 1917, Albert is described as his uncle David’s ‘adopted son.’

Military Service

Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 1809
Regiment/Service: 12th Service Company, Army Ordnance Corps
Date of death: Tuesday, January 23, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Accident in Marseilles
Commemorated/Buried: Mazargues War Cemetery, Mairseilles
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church

Warwick Advertiser 3rd February 1917


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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