Ashley Victor Hitchings
Ashley Victor Hitchings was born in Frampton on 10 December 1890 to George Frederick Hitchings (a bridgekeeper) and Mary Ann née Halling. His childhood was spent alongside many brothers and sisters, three of whom also served in the war : Charles Henry, Frederick Robert William John and Percival Leonard. Before the war it is believed that Ashley may have worked at Fretherne Court, and also as a baker.
Ashley served as a Private with the Army Service Corps and later transferred to the Welsh Regiment, his service resulting in the award of the British War Medal and Victory Medal, and recognition on the plaque in the Village Hall. No further details, however, have been traced.
In March 1919, Ashley married Edith (Edie) Tate in Petworth, Sussex, after their banns had been called at St Mary’s. Their daughter, Una, was born in 1935. The death of Ashley Victor Hitchings was registered in the Devizes district of Wiltshire during the first quarter of 1972.