Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate First Class Charles Edward Ashton.
Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.
Charles is born approx. on 22 Aug. 1911 in Rochester, New York.
Father, John A. Ashton.
Mother, Florence J. (Champlain) Ashton.
Sister(s), Georgia E. Ashton.
Brother(s), Jessie G. and Earl J. Ashton.
Spouse, Irene G. Ashton.
Charles enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2341217.
Charles was KIA when the USS Houston was hit by a torpedo and Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.usshouston.org/crewlist/crewroster.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com