Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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06/02/2019 Deeply regretted by his sorrowing sisters, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Nixon, also his brothers-in-law (Sergeant) Robert C Simpson, on active service; and Robert Nixon, Killymoon Street, Cookstown.
06/02/2019 On that resurrection morn.’
06/02/2019 We shall meet to part, no, never,
06/02/2019 There shall be a glorious dawn,
06/02/2019 Our brother sleeps, though not for ever,
06/02/2019 Laid in a soldier’s grave.
06/02/2019 We never thought how soon he’d be
06/02/2019 He looked so strong and brave;
06/02/2019 ‘When last we saw him smiling,
06/02/2019 ASHFIELD – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Hugh Ashfield, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action 10th August 1917.
06/02/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 10th August 1918:
03/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917:
03/03/2017 Private Hugh Ashfield, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, brother of Mrs Simpson and Mrs Nixon, Killymoon Street, Cookstown, died of wounds.
30/12/2015 Hugh Ashfield was the son of Hugh Ashfield and Mrs. Annie Ashfield (nee Greer). Hugh was born about 1899 in Killymoon, Cookstown.
30/12/2015 Private Hugh Ashfield is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and on St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
30/12/2015 Private H Ashfield was buried with full military honours in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Private David Armstrong is buried just a few graves away in the same row.
30/12/2015 Private David Armstrong, from Stewartstown, was taken to the same Casualty Clearing Station and died a day later on 12th August 1917. He was only 18 years old.
30/12/2015 Private Hugh Ashfield died of his wounds on 11th August 1917. He was 19 years old.
30/12/2015 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.)
30/12/2015 Hugh Ashfield enlisted in the army at Omagh and went out with a draft of men after the Battle of the Somme.
30/12/2015 Family: Hugh Ashfield (died 3rd July 1911), Annie Ashfield (died 3rd September 1909), Mary Ann Ashfield (born 20th June 1884?), Hugh Ashfield (born about 1898), Adam Ashfield (born 24th July 1898, died 8th February 1902), Lydia Ashfield (born 30th July 1899), Eliza May Ashfield (born 8th May 1903), John Ashfield (b, died 4th November 1906).
30/12/2015 Hugh’s father died on 3rd July 1911.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census recorded Hugh as age 11 living with the family at house 45 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown. Hugh was 11 years old and still at school.
30/12/2015 Hugh’s mother Annie Ashfield died on 3rd September 1909.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 2, living with the family at house 39 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown. Hugh was a carpenter.
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