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Edward Davey Ashcroft

In memory of:

Captain Edward Davey Ashcroft

November 30, 1917

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Engineers

Division:

7th Field Troop,

Additional Information


Son of Albert Edward and Emmeline Lucy Ashcroft, of Vernon, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 575 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

C. 12.

Location:

From Tel Aviv, take road number one (Ayalon) south towards Jerusalem. Leave at the exit signposted Lod/Ramleh. This is the exit after Ben Gurion Airport. Proceed along Route 40 for approximately 5 kilometres. At the traffic lights signposted Lod (South) turn right. At the roundabout turn left. The Cemetery entrance is on the left, after 400 metres.

The Cemetery is open from 8.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits outside of these hours can be arranged by calling the Regional Office on +972 (0)8 9221220.

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via the main entrance. For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

PLEASE NOTE : The 1914-1918 section has many grave references identical to the 1939-1945 and Post War sections. Please check you are in the correct part of the cemetery by a simple check of the dates on the headstones. The cemetery layout plan is available online at www.cwgc.org

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Plaque– Captain Edward Davey Ashcroft, alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada 1912 # 951. He served with the Royal Engineers. He died on November 30, 1917.  His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Grave marker– Captain Edward Davey Ashcroft was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada 1912 # 951. He served with the Royal Engineers, 7th Field Troop. He died on November 30, 1917. He was buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.  His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. Age 22. He was the son of Albert Edward and Emmeline Lucy Ashcroft of Vernon British Columbia. C. 12. http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1046971
  • Stained Glass Window– On their 50th anniversary, the class of 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen comrades.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

951 Captain Edward Davey Ashcroft (RMC 1912) served with the Royal Engineers, 7th Field Troop. He died on November 30, 1917. He was buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel at 22 years of age.  He was the son of Albert Edward and Emmeline Lucy Ashcroft of Vernon British Columbia.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
  • Memorial– Memorial Stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston

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