North Irish Horse (British Army)
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.