The son of J. L and Rebeca Ashton reported living at 550 king St. W., Chatham, ON. The brother of Jay Ernest, V19279, RCNVR.
Was overseas from December 1939 to May 1944. Served at Dunkirk.
Berton enlisted in 1939 in London, ON. the 58 enlistment in the Royal Canadian Regt. After training in Canada he went overseas with the RCR, but transferred to the transport section in England. Letters received in Chatham said that he was recovering from a stomach ailment which had him confined to hospital. CDN 18/02/42.
The CDN 23/12/44 reported that Tpr. Ashton and his wife were in Chatham from London ON. to visit his family.