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Claude Ashton

Corinthians FC & Old Wykehamists FC

1 appearance, 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 Flight Lieutenant Claude Thesiger Ashton BA
Born  19 February 1901 as a British Subject, in Calcutta, Bengal, India.
Baptised  22 March 1901 in St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, by Arthur G. Suckman, the Catholic Chaplain.

Census Notes

Not on the 1901 census, as he is in Calcutta, however, he is the youngest of four sons to Hubert Shorrock and Victoria Alexandrina (nee Inglis).

He had returned to England to school sometime 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.
During the First World War, Claude was a Lieutenant of the Indian Army Territorial Corps.
According to the 1939 register, married Isabel is living with Claude's father, at Trueloves in Ingatestone (left), and six servants. Claude is not on the register.
According to his army records, Claude
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 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.
Married: to Isabel Norman-Butler, on 11 June 1929 in Chelsfield [registered in Bromley, Kent, June 1929]. Three children, Jeremy Claude (b.1930), Betsy V. (b.1932) and Simon Claude (b.1934). Isabel died on 2 November 1951.
Died: 31 October 1942, near Bangor, in Caernarfon, Wales, aged 41 years 255 days. [registered in Bangor, December 1942]. His address was stated as being Trueloves, Ingatestone (above left). He left effects £104,129 3s. 3d. to his widow. (£4.3m in 2014).
Funeral held and buried on 6 November at St. Mary the Virgin Church in Ingatestone & Fryerning Cemetery, Essex (left).
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 FA Charity Shield runners-up 1927
Individual honours FA Charity Shield (with Amateurs) runners-up 1924, winners 1925 (as captain);
Distinctions First class cricketer with Essex CCC.
Their is a plaque, unveiled on 28 April 1946, in the pavilion at Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford to commemorate the life of Claude and his father, Hubert.

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 The twentieth foreign-born player to represent England.

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 WW2. - 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 one 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 Competition
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 Competition
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, Belfast BC AD Start cf

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