Rank W. T. Service # V19279 Unit # R.C.N.V.R. Resident Chatham The son of J. Len and Rebecca Ashton reported living at 550 king St. W., Chatham, ON. The brother of Burton L. Tpr. A3058, RCR. Jay enlisted with the RCNVR in April of 1941 at HMCS Hunter in Windsor, ON. He did his primary training in Windsor for three months. His specialist training was done on the east coast. Went on active service February 11th, 1942 with the Coastal Patrol. Eighteen year old Jay was reported to have passed his wireless operators course and was serving on a RCN mine sweeper on active service. CDN 18/02/42 In February of 1944 Telegraphist Ashton was on a ten-day furlough before attending the Signals School at the St. Hyacinthe, PQ. where he was taking a course. CDN 9/02/44. He was discharged from military service. CDN 21/08/45. August 1st, 1945. Jay passed away 3 January, 1966. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sources CFF-FD44, CS-RH, IODE(N), PSCBR, CDN (21/08/45), GM-JRH Birthplace Leamington, Ontario Religion United Church Marital Status Single When Enlisted April 30th, 1941 Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Rebecca Ashton Notice something wrong with this record? Or, do you have something to add? Report it using our online form.