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Name: Charles Brian ASHFORD
Casualty No.: Ranks: Master Initials: C B Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 31
Unit: SS Coulmore (Glasgow), Merchant Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 9 Brettenby Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Lost at sea.
Date of Death: Tuesday 9th March 1943
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Bible Communicant Member, Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Frank Edward and Lilian Ashford of Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Phyllis Ashford of 9 Brettenby Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : The SS Coulmore was part of convoy SC-121 when she was attacked by the German submarine U-229, South of Reykjavik, Iceland. Although the Coulmore was damaged she managed to reach port safely. The Nailsea Court, which was sunk by U-229, was lost with all hands.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 14th April, 1943.
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