Other names: George Frederick
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: George Frederick Ashby was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Jul 1888 and baptised there on 7 Oct 1888 the son of Charles Ashby and Catherine Ashby (nee Marson). He spent most of his early life, apart from Military Service, at Higher Street, Iwerne Minster. His father had died in 1891. He had enlisted as a Territorial with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service Nos. 2564 & 860455). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Clara Rose Hillier in Blandford, Dorset, in 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Stoker and Handyman. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1967.