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Read in our local paper today that Bernard (Ben ) Ashton...Limehouse 1939... crossed the bar on the 4/12/2012.

I know Ben for a little while when on the Townsend Ferries, had a few laughs...never knew he was an "Oldboy".

 

 

 

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Barry

 



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Have enlarged the picture so you can see the write-up.
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Barry



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Ben I never knew you, I am very proud to have served in the same training School as you. RIP I salute you.
Wiggy



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The world is a sadder place. He was such a lovely man. I will miss him.

RIP Bernard.

http://pwsts.org.uk/bernardashton.htm



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Message from Alan Knott:

Funeral is at Barham Crematorium on Thursday 20 - 12 - 12 at 1200hrs.

http://www.barham-crematorium.co.uk/



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How sad, I spoke to Ben & shook his hand at Tower Hill this year.

 

R.I.P. Bosun.

 

Regards John.



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Bernie was a personal friend of mine,I worked with him on TTCF & I am shocked  at his departing,what a brilliant man & what a pleasure to have known that we followed him through the PWSTS.RIP Bernard.





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Bernard's son has requested as many PWSTS old boys attend the funeral as possible. Service details above with reception at the Best Western in Dover.



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If I can get the leave I will definatly be there.I think it would be nice to see the PWSTS Standard there if poss or if you think it would be appropriate ?

Sharky



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I have sent Roger a message but unsure if he is in the UK at the moment mate.



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Bernard 'Ben' Ashton (PWSTS 1939)

Crossed the Bar 04/12/2012

Funeral Details:

Thursday 20 December at noon
 

Service Reception
Barham Crematorium
Canterbury Road (A260)
Barham
Nr Canterbury
Kent CT4 6QU
Tel: 01227 831351
 Best Western Plus
Dover Marina Hotel and Spa
Dover Waterfront
Waterloo Crescent
Dover CT17 9BP
Tel: 01304 203633


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So sorry I can't be there, but will be in spirit.

Condolences to his family at this time, RIP mate.

Glancon 



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I only heard this morning about Bernard's passing, and I am devastated that I can't get to Barham in the morning!

I met Bernard in Normandy when I went over with our standard the same year that President Obama came over for the D day landings memorial, and he always came to the annual Dover Merchant Navy days.

Rest in peace.

Roger.



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Very sad news had a few chats with (ben) was a great guy will be missed R.I.P



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