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Tom Ashurst

Servicenumber : 4616055
Rank : Private
Regiment : Border Regiment
Unit : 1st Airborne Battalion 
2nd Unit : Attached to Headquarters 1st Airlanding Brigade
Date of Death : 24-09-1944
Age : 24
Grave : Plot 26. Row B. Grave 6
Tom Ashurst was married to May Ashurst of Waterhead, Oldham, Lancashire. He served in the Defence Platoon.   According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Ashurst was given a field burial in the Hartenstein sports ground. 
Picture: 23-09-2012
They do not die
Who live in the hearts
Of those they love
 
Sources: Website CWGC and Roll of Honour

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