Ashcroft John Ronald Pte 14206303
Name Ashcroft John Ronald
Army number 14206303
Date of birth 13/2/1923
Age 70 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the General Service Corps 19/2/1942. Underwent Basic Training - probably at a Primary Training Centre. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry, posted to the 10th Battalion DLI (exact date not yet known). Transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps 23/10/1942. Relegated to the Class Z Army Reserve 2/3/1947.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably Spring 1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered August 1993 in Blackpool and Fylde area, aged 70.
Home address Married Margaret Taylor (born 1923, deceased 1994)in 1948 in Prescot, Lancashire.
Source table 10DLI
Confirmation is being sought that he actually served in 10th DLI.
Further photographs of John Ronald Ashcroft are set out below:-
Sincere thanks are due to family members for photographs and additional information - especially identifying the correct marriage details!