Unit / Base:
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Friday, September 17, 1943
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Local Roll of Honour:
Private Pierce Ashley died at the Military Hospital, Onich, of multiple gunshot wounds.
Son of Thomas and Josephine Ashley, of Inchicore, Dublin.
Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour file ref. National Archives DEFE/2/843.
Register of Deaths in the district of Ballachulish via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
His name is on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH as being at the Commando Basic Training Centre at the time. Casualties from there were usually taken to the Military Hospital, Onich. Recorded by the CWGC with no mention of a Commando unit. This would be correct if he died in training before completion of his course. Service in a Commando is not established.
Primary Roll of Honour: