Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
1481   Private Albert Ashcroft
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 22/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
North Irish Horse (British Army)
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Albert Ashcroft was the son of William and Sarah Ashcroft. He was born at Urbal, Coagh about 1891. He was one fourteen children, eleven surviving. The family lived in Coagh, but then moved to a farm in Ballygoney. Private Albert Ashcroft served with the North Irish Horse (Service No 1481) and with the Corps of Hussars (Service No 71399). It seems Private Ashcroft served overseas between 1916 and 1918. Albertís brother, Sergeant Hugh Ashcroft, also served with the North Irish Horse during the war. He too survived.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
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1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ashcroft family Lists Albert as age 10 living with the family at house 5 in Great Georges St, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Ashcroft family Lists Albert as age 20 living with the family at house 1 in Ballygonny Beg, Springhill, Londonderry
3 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 North Irish Horse Website Brief details of Private Albert Ashcroft
6 Sergeant Hugh Ashcroft Brother of Private Albert Ashcroft
Coagh & District in WW1
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