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29900   Private Hugh Ashfield
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 11/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
Hugh Ashfield was the son of Hugh Ashfield and Annie Ashfield. Hugh was born about 1899 in Killymoon, Cookstown. Hugh’s father was a carpenter. Both parents had died by the time Hugh was just 11 years old. Hugh Ashfield enlisted in the army at Omagh and went out with a draft of men after the Battle of the Somme. Private Ashfield was serving with the 10th Battalion of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge and taken to a Casualty Clearing Station (C.C.S.). He died of his wounds on 11th August 1917. He was 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 17-J-10a
CWGC Casualty 433614
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
4 Coagh Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 214
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ashfield family 1901 census lists Hugh as age 2 at house 39 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Ashfield family 1911 census lists Hugh as age 11 at house 45 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
3 Flickr Photo of Private Hugh Ashfield's grave
4 Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-18 page 52 Private Hugh Ashfield, born Killymoon
5 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private Hugh Ashfield including grave photo
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private David Armstrong David Armstrong is buried just a few graves away in the same row
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Hugh Ashfield's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023