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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 19:36

In that case, his records would deffinately be with the MOD. You can order them at a cost of £30 and a wait of many months.
Serving, or recently served soldiers have priority.

Use this link for further info and form


angie2405 Report 5 May 2013 19:30


I contacted the '' - this is the information they gave me:

Thomas was a regular soldier in the 2nd Bn. The Manchester Regiment.
The births of his children correspond exactly to the Battalions stations , ie, Kamptee, Rangoon & Trimulgherry. He may not have joined soon enough to see active service in WW1 but he certainly did in Iraq in 1920 when he was awarded the General Service Medal with clasp, "IRAQ". His service numbers were firstly 64242 then 3513072. He may well have been attached to the 9th (TA) Bn. at Ashton after WW2 in a permanant staff post but I dont know. It is quite possible.

Thomas came back to England c1945 ish

Margee ....

I have Thomas with his parents on the 1911 census

Thanks for your help

kind regards



MargaretM Report 5 May 2013 18:58

Is this him in 1901? Original shows that second name is Mrs. Ashton, married, niece.

1901 England Census
about Thomas Ashton Name: Thomas Ashton
Age: 5 Months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Relation: Nephew
Gender: Male
Where born: Oldham, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Oldham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Margaret
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Oldham
Sub-registration district: Oldham Below Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 54
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 280
Piece: 3812
Folio: 126
Page Number: 44
Household Members: Name Age
Sarah Hare 65
Wm Ashton 28
William Ashton 7
Thomas Ashton 5 Months


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 18:44

Another thought

If he was still serving after 1920, the records could still be with the MOD.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 18:38

Just so you don't feel ignored.
How did you come by his service numbers?

Although I've had a look with a yob 1900 +/- 2 from Lancashire, nothing is jumping off the page on Ancestry, or on GR.

It could be that all his service records were in the WW1 bundle and amongst those burnt in WW2 bombing.

Hope someone is more successful


angie2405 Report 5 May 2013 18:20

Could some kind person look for the military records of:

Thomas Ashton b1900 Oldham ..... although his marriage cert 1918 - shows his age as 20 ! [probably lied about his age !]

Thomas was a regualr soldier in the 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment. His service number was 64242 then 3513072. Thomas served in Kamptee, Rangoon and Trimulgherry.

Any help would be very much appreciated.