Ashcroft Dick Gunner

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Personnel Entry

Family photo featuring Staff Sergeant Dick Ashcroft -standing at left.
Family photo featuring Staff Sergeant Dick Ashcroft -standing at left.

Name Ashcroft Dick
Army number
Rank Gunner
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.
Source table

Thanks are due to Carl Ashcroft for invaluable family information and photographs.

The following group photograph shows Dick Ashcroft at the front right:-

Dick Ahcroft at front right of the group