ASHTON, Colin William
Unit / Base:
'30 Commando Assault Unit'
Prior Police Service:
Monday, February 14, 1916
Tuesday, October 5, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Colin Ashton, 34 Army Troop, died during operations in the Aegean when his unit was attacked on Leros and bombed by enemy aircraft. He has no known grave. Son of Cyril and Mary Ashton; husband of Mary A. J. Ashton, of Trafford Park, Manchester.
Colin Ashton was a serving Police Officer who had volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 2 Parkfield Avenue, Bootle.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/68.
The 1939 Register covering West Lancashire.
Births registered in Wigan Lancs Jan, Feb, March 1916, Vol 8C page 173.
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit, author Nicholas Rankin.
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