Regiment : 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 15302
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 25th January 1917
Buried : Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, Grave XVIII. A. 2.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester, resident Birmingham
Memorial : Worcester St Paul's Church
Also appears on : Worcester Guildhall.
Privates C., F. and W. Ashburner all appear on two memorials in Worcester. Their photographs appear in the Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement of 17th November 1917 along with their father. The brothers were all in the Worcestershire Regiment and all were killed. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has no information under this surname. However, Privates C., F. and W. Ashbourne, all Worcestershire Regiment are found on the CWGC database. It is most likely that these are the correct casualties.
St Paul’s School, Worcester, Admission Records:
Frank Ashburner, born 6th April 1899, attended St Paul’s school, Worcester, left on 14th March 1913, over age, father’s name given as William, address Hamilton Road, Worcester.
A photograph of Private F. Ashburner can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 17th November 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.