ASCOUGH Clarence

Clarence ASCOUGH

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LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

The 1901 census shows the Ascough family living at 19 Scarlet Heights, Queensbury, Bradford.  Clarence had two younger brothers Harold and Herbert and their parents were Herbert and Rebecca.  By 1911 the family were living at 20 Pendragon Terrace, Guiseley.  Herbert and Rebecca now had six children with the addition to the family of Irene, Wilfred and Harry.

Clarence was aged 21 when he was killed in action on 4th September 1918, he served in the 10th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).

The Battalion war diary shows that they went over the top on 4th September at 05:20hrs, their first objective was quickly taken, they then pushed on with little opposition. Objectives were then consolidated: Prisoners taken 4 Officers, 315 Other Ranks, 11 machine guns and trench mortars captured.

Clarence is buried at LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (II. D. 32)
Clarence’s younger brother, Harold Ascough , enlisted on 7th June 1916 and served in the Labour Corps.  He was demobilized on 3rd March 1919.