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Wilfred Laurier Ashe
Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Hair Colour: Eye Colour: Martial Status: Religion: Trade: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Cemetery:
Wilfred Laurier Ashe 282786 Private 219th Battalion/85th Battalion June 15, 1897 (actual 1898) Yarmouth, NS March 13, 1916 Kentville NS Kentville NS 18 (actual age 17) 5 feet, 6 inches fair blue light brown Single Roman Catholic Clerk Daniel Thomas Ashe (Father) Yarmouth NS June 2, 1949 (Halifax; aged 50 years) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Halifax Co., NS Wilfred was the son of Daniel Thomas and Clara (Davis) Ashe of Yarmouth. Having enlisted with the 219th Battalion he sailed for England on the SS Olympic on October 22, 1916. At Bramshott Camp in England, he was transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion. He arrived in France on May 28, 1917. He served eleven months with the 219th Battalion in Canada, four months with the 17th Reserve Battalion in England, and twenty-three months with the 85th Battalion in France. Private Ashe suffered from gas poisoning on August 5, 1917, and suffered a gun shot wound while in action to his left knee and right elbow on August 3, 1918. Private Ashe was discharged at Halifax on June 15, 1919 on demobilization. Following his war service he was employed as an Accountant. He married Margaret Mary McAvoy (1900-1990) on July 15, 1925 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Halifax.