William Gilmour Ashcroft

Biography of William Gilmour Ashcroft

Major William Gilmour Ashcroft was born in Mearns, Renfrewshire in 1904. He graduated Bachelor of Science from the University in 1929.

Ashcroft was Officer Commanding of D Company of the seventh battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in the battle for Cheux on 28 June 1944 along with two other officers of the battalion.


William Gilmour Ashcroft
Born 24 December 1904, Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Died 28 June 1944.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1929;
Father's Details: Thomas Ashcroft; Motor driver
War Service: Major, Seaforth Highlanders
Grave / Memorial: St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 28th Jan 2008

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