Edmond Arthur ASHDOWN

13th Infantry Battalion, AIF

Private, Regimental No. 1819.

Killed in Action, 11 April 1917, Bullecourt, France.

Biographical Details  

Born: 31 January 1881 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.

Father: Edward Parker ASHDOWN.

Mother: Florence Eleanor ALTEREITH.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Crown St. Public School, New South Wales.

Occupation: Clerk.

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 2 February 1915 at Liverpool, NSW.

Address at Enlistment: 34 Cowles Road, Mosman, New South Wales.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on 17 March 1915 with 13th  Battalion,

4th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on

Ship H.M.A.T. A9 "Shropshire".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 11 April 1917 while serving with 13th  Battalion at Bullecourt, France at the age of 36 years.

Burial place: Queant Road Cemetery, France , Section: , Portion III, Row H, Grave No: 34.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. E. Ashdown, 34 Cowles Road, Mosman, New South Wales.

Religion: Church of England.


Arthur Ashdown was wounded from a shell while acting as an observer outside the Battalion Headquarters.  He was conscious when taken to the dressing station by the stretcher bearers but later died of his wounds.

He had previously been wounded in Action in France on 12 August 1916.


Commemorative Details  

Panel 68 Australian War Memorial;

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