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Ashton, Denys Alban

Billericay Airman Killed in Middle East. Flight-Lieut. Denys A. Ashton, R.A.F. aged 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Ashton of Rowans, Belle Vue Road, Billericay, and an Old Boy of Brentwood Grammar School, has been killed on active service in the Middle East. Before joining the R.A.F. he graduated with first-class honours in engineering science from King’ s College London.

Biographical

Surname(s)Ashton
First name(s)Denys Alban
Date of birth13 March 1921
Place of birthRomford Registration District
Family detailsSon of Frederick Charles & Lilian Amelia Ashton of Billericay, Essex
Previous educationBrentwood Grammar School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1939-1941
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
QualificationsB.Sc. Hons (Lond)
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 294 Sqdn 
Service number103054
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death16/03/1944
Age at death23
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Place of deathMiddle East
Cause of deathKilled in an air accident.
Burial placeKnightsbridge War Cemetery. Acroma, Libya
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Memorial in the church of St Mary Magdalene, Great Burstead, Essex
NotesEssex Chronicle, 7th April 1944.

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