Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Philip John Ashton

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1921 - 1924.

Regiment: Royal Ulster Rifles.
Died: 06 January 1940 aged 32 in France. Killed in a road accident.
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres Plot 11. Row A. Grave 1.

Son of Percy and Eveleen M. Ashton, 50 Hans Crescent, Chelsea, London.
Husband of Joan Ashton.
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles

'He went from school to Sandhurst and joined the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was killed in France in January. His Commanding Officer, himself an O.M., wrote "he was a first-rate company commander and a big loss to me."' (Malvernian, July 1940).