Joseph William ASH Pearl Lily ASH Lily Mary Barbara STANNARD Stanley Frederick ASH Gladys Ivy ASH Doris May ASH Kathleen Lily (Kit) ASH Florence LOMAX Mini tree diagram
Cliff & Lil Wedding

Cliff & Lil Wedding

Clifford Joseph Thomas ASH

27th Mar 18991,2 - 13th Jun 1977

Goods Agent6

Life History

27th Mar 1899

Born in Plaistow, West Ham.1,2

short Birth certificate only

31st Mar 1901

Recorded in census in Canning Town, London (Primrose Hall, Knights Road,).1

RG13/1579 fol 25 p 42


Occupation Clerk, Commercial Dept, Great Eastern Railways in Norfolk

and then at King's Cross, Marylebone & Bishopsgate.  From newspaper report April 1947


Occupation Army private

in London Scottish.  Fought near Arras in 1918, and was with Rhine Army of Occupation. In summer 1918 invalided home after mustard-gas attack. (from newspaper report April 1947).


Occupation Army private.3

14th Battalion, County of London Regiment (The London Scottish) Regimental no 515629.  Campaign medals awarded - Victory Medal and British War Medal.

1st Jul 1922

Married Lily Mary Barbara STANNARD

23rd Sep 1926

Army commission.4

Appointed as Second Lieutenant in Territorial Army.


Occupation Railway Clerk.2

from Pearl's birth certificate


Resident in Great Burstead, Essex (Highfield Road, South Green, Great Burstead, Essex).2

24th Jan 1927

Birth of daughter Pearl Lily ASH in Billericay, Essex.2


Resident in Hornchurch, Essex (10 Hyland Close, Hornchurch).5

Tel Romford 2642 (first entry)

between 1940 and 1944

Occupation Captain in Home Guard

17th City of London (LNER) Battalion

1st Jan 1944

Awarded MBE For setting up Home Guard division.4

Military division MBE awarded at investiture at Buckingham Palace on 13th February 1945. Certificate signed by Queen Mary on behalf of George VI.


Occupation Chief Cartage Clerk, Bishopsgate Goods Yard

Worked  for Great Eastern Railways & LNER since 1913


Occupation Goods Agent.6

from Pearl & Alan's marriage cert

27th Mar 1961

Retired in Bishopsgate, London

Retired as Goods Agent

31st Jul 1965

Death of Lily Mary Barbara STANNARD in London Hospital Annexe, Brentwood

13th Jun 1977

Died in Mountnessing, Essex Cardiac infarction; generalised atherosclerosis (21 Crossby Close, Mountnessing)

NB moved from 11 Crossby Close, to live with neighbour Elsie Farndell.

17th Jun 1977

Cremated in Upminster Crematorium, Essex


  • 1. 1901 Census
  • 2. Birth Certificate
  • 3. WW1 Medal Index Cards
  • 4. Certificate
  • 5. Telephone Directories
  • 6. Marriage Certificate

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