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Initial Information Given

 

I was asked by a customer if I could find out some more information about his dad

 

The information I was given to start with is below:-

 

Name: Edward "Ted" Arthur Ashmore

Born: 08/10/1923 St Pancras, London

Died: 25/03/2007 Poole, Dorset

 

He was with 622 Squadron here is a list of the crew

Pilot Jack Clarke from Canada

Frank Grafton                Engineer

Ted Ashmore                Rear gunner

Harry Sharma                Navigator

Harry Lorimer                WOP. ?

Harry                        Mid gunner

 

 

Research Results

 

Family History

 

Born 8 October 1923 St Pancras, London  

Died 25 March 2007 (Age 84) Poole, Dorset

Mothers Maiden Name: Pace

 

1939 Register

Living at 54 Torriano Avenue, St Pancras, London

Mum: Julia Ashmore 8 October 1870  - Unpaid Domestic Duties    Born: London

Dad: Charles E Ashmore 10 June (or Jan?) 1873 - Scientific Instrument Maker   Born: Birmingham

Edward Was Electrical Engineer

 

1881 Census

Living at 75 Kenton Street, London - Edward Ashmore 42, Emma Ashmore 40, Edward Ashmore 16, Ada Ashmore 10, Charles Ashmore 7, Arthur Ashmore 5

 

1891 Census

Living in St Pancras - Edward Ashmore 53, Emma Ashmore 50, Edward Ashmore 25, Ada Ashmore 20, Charles Ashmore 17, Arthur Ashmore 14

 

1901 Census

Living in St Pancras - Edward Ashmore 64,  Emma Ashmore 62, Charles E Ashmore 27, Julia Ashmore 32, Arthur H Ashmore 25, Cyrie Ashmore 7

 

1911 Census

Living at 54 Torriano Avenue, Camden Road, Kentish Town - Charles Edward Ashmore 37 (Optician), Julia Ashmore 38, Charles Edward Ashmore 9, Irene Mary Ashmore 6

 

Dad Charles E Ashmore died 2 December 1949 (Age 76) - Date of probate 24 March 1950 – Effects £192 0s 5d.

 

 

Military History

 

Edward Arthur Ashmore                        

Royal Air Force                

1943

Service number: 1892000      

Enlisted in Euston. Joined after January 1943.

Squadron: 622 Squadron

Medals: War Medal 1939-1945 and 1939-45 Star

medals

Operational Flying Record

Pilot Jack Clark was a very proficient pilot and undertook some dangerous operations

Pilot:

Flying Officer Jack Clark RCAF DFC (possibly Clarke)

Navigator:

Flight Sergeant Harry Schama

Bomb Aimer / Front Gunner:

Warrant Officer R.W.S. Brigham RCAF

Wireless Operator:

Flight Sergeant Alf Lorimer

Mid-Upper Gunner:

Sergeant Harry Westerside

Rear Gunner:

Sergeant Edward (Ted) Arthur Ashmore

Flight Engineer:

Sergeant Frank D. Grafton


DATE

LANCASTER

TARGET

COMMENTS

116

24/02/44

W.4885, GI-N

SCHWEINFURT

Acted as 2ND pilot with F/Lt T.V. Clarke RAAF

158

26/03/44

LL793, GI-Q

ESSEN

Attacked the Industrial heart of Essen at night

177

10/04/44

LL793, GI-Q

LAON

163 aircraft Attacked the railway marshaling yards- One Lancaster lost.

185

18/04/44

LL793, GI-Q

ROUEN

289 aircraft attacked the railway yards causing heavy destruction. Nil lost

197

22/04/44

ND781/G.,GI-R

DUSSELDORF

596 aircraft attacked the industrial heart of the city. 29 lost.

205

24/04/44

ED619,GI-T

KARLSRUHE

637 attacked the industrial part of the city.19 lost

222

F/Sgt Clark awarded commission to Pilot Officer week commencing 09/04/44

 

231

07/05/44

LM466, GI-P

NANTES

99 aircraft attacked the airfield at Nantes, accurate bombing on runway and buildings.

241

10/05/44

LM443, GI-T

COURTRAI

Attacked the railway target.

251

19/05/44

LM443, GI-T

LE MANS

116 attacked the railway yards. Carried 2nd pilot-F/S F. McGlone

258

21/05/44

LM443, GI-T

DUISBURG

532 attacked the Industrial city. 29 lost Carried 2nd pilot- F/S T. Wilson

22

22/05/44

LM443, GI-T

DORTMUND

375 attacked the industrial city. 18 lost

273

27/05/44

LM443, GI-T

TURBINGHAM

272 attacked the coastal batteries on the French coast.

281

28/05/44

LM443, GI-T

ANGERS

Attacked the railway yards

333

14/06/44

LM443, GI-T

LE HARVE

234 attacked the German torpedo boats moored in the harbor. F/Lt M.H. Middleton acting as Bomb aimer.

342

17/06/44

LM443, GI-T

     MONTDIDIER

Attacked the railway yards. Ordered by the Master Bomber not to bomb due to think cloud. All bombs brought back.

348

21/06/44

LL802, GI-M

DOMIEGER

Attacked the flying bomb site. Mission abandoned- 10/10 cloud over target. All bombs brought back.

351

23/06/44

LM443, GI-T

L’ HEY

Attacked the flying bomb site. 5 lost

359

24/06/44

LM443, GI-T

RIMMUX

Attacked seven flying bomb site. Nil  lost

364

27/06/44

LM443, GI-T

BIENNAIS

Attacked six flying bomb sites, 3 lost

010

Pilot Officer Clark granted rank of Acting Flying Officer w/C 26/06/44

 

019

    02/07/44

LM443, GI-T

BEAUVOIR

384 aircraft attacked 3 flying bomb sites, nil lost

024

05/07/44

LM443, GI-T

WIZERNES

Attacked the flying bomb site. Sgt C.E Barclay in the role as MUG

032

10/07/44

LM138, GI-N

NUCOURT

223 attacked the flying bomb storage dump. Nil lost. Sgt C.E Barclay in the role as MUG

039

12/07/44

LM443, GI-T

VAIRES

Attacked the railway yards. Nil lost Sgt C.E Barclay in the role as MUG

045

17/07/44

LM443, GI-T

VAIRES

Attacked the railway yards. Carried F/Lt A Cameron as 2nd pilot, Sgt Barclay acting as MUG.

085

25/07/44

LM443, GI-T

STUTTGART

615 attacked the industrial city 21 lost. Carried F/S I.G. Richards RMZAF as 2nd pilot. Sgt Barclay acting as MUG

091

28/07/44

LM443, GI-T

STUTTGART

550 attacked the industrial city 12 lost. Carried F/O W.E. Woods RAAF as 2nd pilot. F/Lt A. Noonan RNZAF acting as W/op. Sgt Barclay acting as MUG

096

30/07/44

LM443, GI-T

CAEN

Bombed as support for the Allied army on the German positions. Bombs hung up, on 1st run, did orbit and dropped them salvo, distribution was u/s. Sgt Westerside returned as MUG.

106

01/08/44

LM443, GI-T

COULAN VILLERS

Target was the flying bomb site. Mission abandoned on orders of the Master Bomber. Bombs jettisoned up to safe landing weight- remainder brought back.

110

03/08/44

LM443, GI-T

BOIS De CASSAN

Attacked the flying bomb storage site

127

07/08/44

LM443, GI-T

MARE de MAGNY

1,1019 aircraft attacked five aiming points in front of Allied troops. 10 lostBombed as support for the Allied army on the German positions

At tour completion F/O Clark was posted to 24 Operation Training Unit on 27/08/44. He was awarded the DFC, the citation reads:

‘Pilot Officer J.C. Clark RCAF (J85854) has been a member of No.622 Squadron since February 1944, and has established himself as a resolute captain and an admirable leader. On the opening of the Normandy offensive on the 6th June 1944, and also prior to the invasion, he engaged the enemy in all stages of the attack and undoubtedly contributed greatly to the operational success of his squadron. By his inspired leadership and total disregard of personal danger he was always a source of encouragement to the personnel of his flight.’

‘His devotion to duty and gallantry in action were outstanding’.

Courtesy of the London Gazette

 

622 Squadron Information

 
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622 Squadron was formed on 10 August 1943 at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk from C Flight of No.15 Squadron. Equipped with Stirling MK III bombers, it began operations on the same night as forming, converting to Lancaster MK III bombers (after briefly operating MK 1’s) in December. It formed part of the main force of Bomber Command as part of No 3 Group and took part in attacks on German industry until the end of the war. After a short period of trooping to Italy, the squadron disbanded on 15 August 1945.

 
Useful links:-

https://www.themildenhallregister.co.uk/the-squadrons/622-squadron/

http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/622_wwII.html

https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/squadrons/622-r-squadron/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._622_Squadron_RAF

 

Related Images

Photo which possibly shows F/O Clarke and Sgt Ashmore

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1901 Census

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1911 Census

1911 census rg14_00712_0369_03

 

1911 Map

1911 map RNC_TQ28

 

1939 Register

1939 England and Wales Register - tna_r39_0496_0496i_008

 

Charles E Asmore - Civil Registration Death Index

Charles E Asmore - Civil Registration Death Index - ons_d19494az-0023

 

Charles Edward Ashmore - Probate Register

Charles Edward Ashmore - Probate Register -32858_611411_1965-00097

 

Edward A Ashmore - Civil Registration Birth Index

Edward A Ashmore - Civil Registration Birth Index - ons_b19234az-0031

 

AIR 78 - Index to airmen and airwomen's service records

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Thanks

Howard J Sandall - 622 Squadron historian - https://www.facebook.com/No-622-Squadron-WWII-History-Page-784098965017373/ and https://www.themildenhallregister.co.uk/

www.ancestry.co.uk

www.forces-war-records.co.uk