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John Henry Asher

Born:
16 Elul 5650 (01 September 1890)
Died:
15 Elul 5677 (02 September 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
ASH1929
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
16 Elul 5650 (01 September 1890)
Place of birth:
Hurstville, NSW Australia

Death

Date of death:
15 Elul 5677 (02 September 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

Places

Schools

Name:
Borwal Public School
Name:
Sydney University
Name:
Sydney Teachers Training College
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Death - From Anzacs of Macartuhur , 02 September 1917

At 10pm on the 2nd of September 1917, John and a few other officers were passing a building just as a German plane flew over and dropped a bomb. The bomb hit the building sending shrapnel flying and causing the wall in which the officers were passing to collapse. John and his colleagues were buried in the rubble. The surrounding troops quickly removed the wounded officers. John was still alive, although badly injured. He was rushed to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, but died of his wounds a short time later, he was just 27. The whole brigade gave John a full military burial. Sadly his brother Charles was unable to attend, as he was recuperating from shrapnel wound. They buried John in Bailleul Communal Cemetery.

Family

Spouse

Maisie Heath Rainbow (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Asher
Place of marriage:
New South Wales, 1915
Country of marriage:
Australia

Siblings

Charles Asher (male)

Parents

Father: Daniel Asher (male)
Mother: Hannah Drew (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Australian Field Artillery
Military record no.:
1189
Date enlisted/conscripted:
20 August 1915
Date discharged/death:
02 September 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Light Horse Regiment
Battalion/unit:
11th Battalion
Posting:
Somme
Bullecourt
Messines
Bapaume

Roll of Honour

J. H. ASHER, 02 September 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
02/09/1917
Age:
27
Regiment / service:
11th Bde., Australian Field Artillery
Cemetery:
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Grave reference:
III. E. 208.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
School Teacher

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