William James Ashmead D.C.M.
Memorial: Hanham - High Street
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
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
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