Ashcroft Dick Gunner
Name Ashcroft Dick
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born 29/11/1919 in Liverpool.
Age (At time of death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish. Transferred to the Royal Artillery. Posted to the 89th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 1/11/1942. Served Normandy and North West Europe 3/8/1944 to 19/2/1948.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Qualified as a Mechanic 1st Class.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions Lance Bombardier. Bombardier. Sergeant. Staff Sergeant.
Wounded Yes - shrapnel injury - apparently not serious.
Prisoner of War No.
Died/Killed in action Date of death JUly 1989 in Neston, Cheshire.
Home address No family information yet.
Thanks are due to Carl Ashcroft for invaluable family information and photographs.
The following group photograph shows Dick Ashcroft at the front right:-