Private Robert Ashley was born in Allerton in 1897. According to the 1901 census, he was part of a household which included Ashley’s father William; mother, Ada; brothers Richard, Charles, Frank, Henry, and George; and sister Mary. Unusually, in the 1911 census, Ashley was listed as a visitor, aged 13, living with the Farrell family at 54 Woolton Street, Woolton.
He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps with the 64th General Hospital, Serial Number 135531. Robert Ashley died on the 5th of August 1918 of septicemia .
According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ashley’s father William lived at 7 Cobden Street, Woolton.
Robert Ashley is remembered with Honour and is buried in Solonika (Lambert Road) Military Cemetery.