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Lieutenant Neville Ayrton Astbury was born in Northop, Flintshire, North Wales on April 6, 1889, to parents Edward and Jane Astbury.

Astbury enlisted with the 66th Battalion in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 12, 1915, and proceeded overseas aboard the S.S. Metagama in September of 1915.  He was transferred to the 49th Battalion, with whom he was serving when killed in action on September 16, 1916.

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Lieut. Neville Ayrton Astbury's Service Record can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.

Burial information can be found through The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

His Circumstances of Death record can be found through Library and Archives Canada.

A memorial page honouring Neville Aryton Astbur can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

The materials here were kindly provided by the Northop Parish Memorials Project.

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