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Claude Ashton

Corinthians FC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0: A 0
50% successful
1925

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Claude Thesiger Ashton BA
Born  19 February 1901 in Calcutta, Bengal, India.
Youngest of four sons to Hubert Shorrock and Victoria Alexandrina (née Inglis).

Census Notes

There is no mention of Ashton in the 1901 census, because he must still have been in India, however, the youngest of four sons of Hubert Shorrock Ashton and of Victoria Alexandrina Ashton (née Inglis). He had returned to England to school before 1911, because according to that census, Claude Thesigie was with his Uncle and Aunt, George and Julia Collier, at Woodcote, 17 Southend Road, Beckenham, Kent.

Married to Isabel Norman-Butler, on 11 June 1929 in Chelsfield [registered in Bromley, Kent, June 1929]. Three children, Jeremy Claude, Betsy V. and Simon Claude. Isabel died on 2 November 1951.
Died: 31 October 1942, near Bangor, in Caernarvon, Wales, aged 41 years 255 days. [registered in Bangor, December 1842].
Called up to
active service at the outbreak of the Second World War, and was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 18 September 1939. On 25 February 1942 he transferred to the General Duties Branch for flight training, reverting to the rank of Flying Officer. He was posted to No. 256 Squadron RAF and was killed when the plane he was piloting on a training mission collided with another in mid-air near Caernarfon, North Wales. He is buried at St Mary the Virgin Church in Ingatestone & Fryerning Cemetery, Essex (left). His address was stated as being Trueloves, Ingatestone. He left effects £104,129 3s. 3d. to his widow.
Height/Weight: not known

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played football at Winchester College between 1918-20. Captain in 1920. Went on to Cambridge University, and played between 1921 and 1923, captain in 1923, although did not play in the Varsity match. Played with the Corinthians from 1920 until 1934, (145 goals in 208 appearances). Also with Old Wykehamists from 1923.  Retired in 1934.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions First class cricketer with Essex CCC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  Commonwealth War Graves Commission & ESPN Cricinfo.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 495th players (499) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 147, 24 October 1925, Ireland 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 247 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (twelve appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A utility player who appeared in most positions for the Corinthians. He won Blues for hockey and cricket.  On leaving football, Ashton assisted the Beckenham hockey club and played in England trials. A chartered accountant by profession, he later worked on the Stock Exchange.  He was Squadron Leader in the RAF (auxiliary), and pilot in WW II. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.14./Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Claude Ashton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 1 none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Claude Ashton - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away- British Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Claude Ashton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1925-26 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2
All 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +2

 

Claude Ashton - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

 Club: Corinthians F.C. & Old Wykehamists F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 24
1 147 24 October 1925 - Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start cf

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