William James Ashmead D.C.M.

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Corporal 266456

Parents: William and Alice Ashmead

Home address: 27 Church Road, Hanham, Bristol

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 09/10/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 72 to 75), Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

Age: 25

Further information:

William served with the 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment and died on 9 October 1917. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) for gallantry in the field in the face of the enemy. William James Ashmead was also entitled to use the letters D.C.M. after his name

Citation Reads "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his section in a most gallant manner throughout the operations. He afterwards guided up reinforcements with great skill at a critical time."

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Forces War Records