Robert Ashley

Private Robert Ashley born in Allerton Robert Ashley baptized in St Michael’s Church Garston 16th May 1897. Parents William and Ada (Nee Evans).

According to the 1901 census Robert aged 5, he was part of a household which included Ashley’s father William; mother, Ada; brothers William aged 16, Richard aged 12, Charles aged 9, Frank aged 7, Henry aged 5, George aged 2 and sister Mary A aged 1.Family living Springwood Lodge

Robert Ashley in the 1911 census listed as a visitor, aged 13, living with the Farrell family at 54 Woolton Street, Woolton.

Brother Charles Ashley served WW1 and died 5th August 1915

Robert enlisted 16th July 1917 in the 4th Lancashire Fusiliers serial number 42607. Robert Then transferred on 17th January 1918 to the Royal Army Medical Corps 64th General Hospital with a new serial number 135531.

Robert Ashley died on the 5th of August 1918 of septicemia .

According to Commonwealth War Graves Commission and pension record Roberts Ashley’s father William lived at 7 Cobden Street, Woolton.

Private Robert Ashley is remembered with Honour and is buried in Salonika (Lambert Road) Military Cemetery.