Martin Stanley Claude Ashard

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Ashard, Private Martin Stanley Claude no.2123

56th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements.

“Rosebank”, 12 Ivy Street, Canterbury.


Born at Gresford NSW 1896, son of John & Jane Ashard.

Enlisted Sydney 17/3/1916, aged 20.


Church of England.

Next of kin: mother, Jane Ashard, Ivy Street, Canterbury.

Serving in the 39th Infantry at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 4/9/1916 per HMAT A15 Port Sydney.

Casualty list D.T. 16/3/1917 Ill.

Casualty list SMH 2/11/1917 Wounded (2nd Occasion).

Casualty list SMH 22/8/1918 Wounded.

Returned to Australia 2/6/1919.

Married Lucy Amelia M. Sheedy 1923. She died 16/12/1994, late of Ettalong and Avoca Beach.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002