St Bees Dead of the First World War
Arms of King George V
Roll of Honour
Died of wounds Arras 1917, aged 20.
Son of Mr W D and Mrs A Ashburner, 67 Main Street, St Bees.
from the ‘Whitehaven News’ 10 May 1917:
A St Bees Soldier
“Mr. and Mrs. Walker Ashburner, Main St., St. Bees, on Tuesday received the sad news of the death of their eldest son, Private Abel Ashburner, 30092 Border Regiment, he having died from wounds in France, on April 23rd., having been out there a few months. It is only a few weeks ago that the Vicar, (the Revd. A. Ainley) received word from a Chaplain that Pte. Ashburner had been confirmed at the front.
Sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Ashburner and family in their sad bereavement. The deceased was 20 years of age. “