Private Alan George Ashley
25 Jan 1920 - 07 Jul 1944
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
Commissioned or Enlisted
18 Apr 1940
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.
TNA ref WO417/89 British Army Casualty Lists.