Alan George Ashley

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Private Alan George Ashley
Life dates
25 Jan 1920 - 07 Jul 1944
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Alan Ashley (from Special Forces Roll of Honour)

Born in Balby, West Riding, Yorkshire he was the son of Harold F. Ashley and Margaret F. Ashley, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
East Dorset Scout Section Scout Section Member 24 Nov 1940 20 Apr 1943
Operation Bulbasket SAS combatant 11 Jun 1944 03 Jul 1944
The Dorsetshire Regiment
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Commissioned or Enlisted
18 Apr 1940
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Later 4th Battalion Dorsets, then 1 SAS 1 Feb 1944. Died in Exercise Bulbasket 7 July 1944 and is buried alongside his fallen comrades at Rom Communal Cemetery, Deux-Sevres, France alongside his fallen comrades. British Army Casualty Lists report on 4 July 1944 he had previously reported missing believed to be a prisoner of war but was now reported not missing. He was reported killed in action on or shortly after 7 July 1944.

Alan has a memorial tree planted in his name at Coleshill Estate.

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Alan G Ashley grave (from Special Forces Roll of Honour)


TNA ref WO417/89 British Army Casualty Lists.

Special Forces Roll of Honour