|From the “Burnt Records”, by Peter Inns, 2008
(Charles) Edward Ashford
216801 Enlisted 3rd December 1915 at Rushden reserved mobilized 4th December 1916.
Of 92 Moor Road Rushden.
Aged 25. Carpenter.
He was 5’ 9” tall, weight 134lbs., with 36” chest (expanded) 2” range of expansion. [altered to 34” 3”]
Next of kin was his wife Zillah Ann (nee Horn) married 17th July 1915, now of 14 Scarborough Street, Irthlingborough.
He served at home from 4th December 1916 until 18th June 1917, and in France from 19th June 1917 with 79th Field Coy. Royal Engineers.
He was promoted to Corporal 3rd December 1917, and to 2nd Corporal on 28th March 1918. He died of wounds 4th November 1918.
Total Service 2 years 337 days.
He was buried at Le Cateau Military Cemetery.
Widow’s statement 2nd April 1920.
They had one daughter Jean.
His parents were Samuel & Ellen.
He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, 6 nieces, 6 nephews, 4 aunts and 4 uncles now living who were blood relatives.
Ministry of Pensions awarded a pension of 21/8d per week for her and one child to be paid from 26th May 1919.
His effects had been posted to her on 28th May 1919.