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Andrew ASHE
(1756-1838)
Mary COMER
(1774-1843)
Rev. Gilbert PERCY LL.D.
(1805-1890)
Marcella Chaplin
(1814-)
Commander Edward David ASHE R.N., F.R.A.S.
(1814-1895)
Marcella Maude PERCY
(1833-1917)
Rear-Admiral Edward Percy ASHE
(1852-1914)

 

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Susan M. GILE

Rear-Admiral Edward Percy ASHE

  • Born: 8 Apr 1852, Quebec City, Canada
  • Marriage: Susan M. GILE on 9 Apr 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: 5 Jul 1914, Camberley, Surrey, England aged 62
  • Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery, Frimley, Surrey, England

bullet   Cause of his death was Killed in car accident.

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bullet  General Notes:

Extract from the Morning Chronicle, dated Friday, 30 April 1852
BIRTHS.
On the 8th inst., at Bertholet Street, the lady of Lieut. Ashe, R.N., of the Observatory, Quebec, of a son.

Extract from "The Quebec Saturday Budget" dated 28 July 1877
Local Items; Naval:
Mr. Edward Percy Ashe, son of Commander Ashe, is promoted to a Lieutenancy in the Royal Navy.

ASHE, Edward Percy, Rear-Admiral - Member - Royal Victorian Order 4th Class (MVO) - RN - Awarded as per London Gazette of 12 September 1905 (no Canada Gazette).
Born in Quebec.
He joined the navy as a Naval Cadet RN 01/08/1866. He won a prize while at the Royal Naval College in 1882.
He was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant RN on 17/12/1872. Lieutenant RN on 30/01/1877.
Qualified as a Gunnery Officer.
Served in the Egyptian War.
H.M.S. Thalia as First Lieutenant.
H.M.S. Philomel as First Lieutenant in 1883. He was promoted to Commander RN in 30/06/1891. He was promoted to Captain RN in 30/06/1899.
Served in the South African War. He was promoted to Commodore RN. And Rear-Admiral RN. He retired on 08/04/1907 under the Order-in-Council dated 08/12/1903. (Details from John MacFarlane)
Naval Cadet RN - - - - - 01 August 1866
Sub-Lieutenant RN - - 17 December 1972
Lieutenant RN - - - - - -30 January 1877
Commander RN - - - -- 30 June 1891
Captain RN - - - - - -- - 30 June 1892
Rear Admiral RN - - - - - - - - - - 1905
Retired --- - - - - - -- - - 08 April 1907
MEDALS of Rear-Admiral Edward Percy ASHE, MVO:
MVO (4th) - Egyptian Medal 1882 - Khedive's Bronze Star - South African War Medal 1903

Extract from the Portsmouth Evening News, dated Monday, 4 October 1886.
Naval Appointments.
The following appointments were made at the Admiralty on Saturday afternoon:
Lieutenant Edward P. Ashe to the Hyancinth.

Extract from "The Hampshire Telegraph" dated 5 May 1900
Marriage: Ashe-Gill. -- At Boston, U.S.A., on the 9th ult., by the Rev. Leighton Parks, Captain Edward Percy Ashe, R.N., to Susan, daughter of the late Doctor Daniel Gill.

Extract from England and Wales Census, 1901
Census location: St. Margaret's, Lee, London, Middlesex
Head of Household: Edward P. Ashe; age 48; birthplace Quebec, Canada.
Wife: Susan G. Ashe; age 39; birthplace Marblehead, Massachusetts; British Subject.
Son: Percy Ashe; age 0; birthplace Blackheath, London.

Extract from "The Daily Mirror" dated 16 September 1908
Last Night's News items:
Captain Edward Ashe promoted to be Rear-Admiral on the retired list.

Extract from "Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed & Official Classes for 1909"
Ashe, rear-admiral Edward Percy, M.V.O. 4 class (1905), son of late commander E.D. Ashe, R.N.; b. 1852; Lt. of "Thalia" during Egyptian War 1882, rear-admiral ret. list 1908; United Service club.

Extract from "The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters" edited by Henry James Morgan (1912)
ASHE, Admiral Edward Percy, R.N.
Eldest son of late Commander E. D. Ashe, R.N., Superintendant Quebec Observatory, and Marcella, eldest daughter of Rev. Gilbert Percy, D.D.; born Quebec; educated Quebec High School; entered R.N. as midshipman, June 1868; 2nd Lieutenant December 1872; Lieutenant January 1877; Commander June 1891; Captain June 1899; Rear Admiral 1908; obtained 50 prize, Royal Naval College 1882; Lieutenant H.M.S. Thalia during Egyptiam War (medal and Khedive's bronze star); commanded H.M.S. Pearl, Cape Station, 1901-04; (South African medal); M.V.O., 1905; an Anglican; married, 1899, Susan, daughter of the late Daniel Gill, Marblehead, Mass. - Care Admiralty, London, England.
"A worthy Canadian" - M. Gazette.

Article in the New York Times, 6 July 1914
Motorcycle kills Admiral:
Rear Admiral Ashe dies from collision while automobiling.
London, July 5:
Rear Admiral Edward Percy Ashe was killed on Saturday night, as the result of a collision with a motorcycle. He was in an automobile near Camberely.
Admiral Ashe married Susan, daughter of the late Dr. Daniel Gile of Boston.

Extract from "Who Was Who: 1897-1916" (1920)
ASHE, Rear-Admiral Edward Percy, M.V.O. 1905; Rear-Admiral, retired, 1907; b. 1852; m. 1900, Susan, d. of late Dr. Daniel Gile, Boston, U.S.A.; Naval Cadet, 1866; Lieut., 1877; Commander, 1891; Captain, 1899; served Egyptian War, 1882 (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's bronze star); South African War, 1903 (medal). Address: Longwood, Camberley, Surrey. (Died 5 July 1914).

Extract from "The Nauticapedia"
Name: Ashe, Edward Percy
Rank: Rear-Admiral
Birth: circa 1850 in Quebec, Canada
Death: 5 July 1914 in Frimley, UK
Honours: MVO (4th Class)
Biography: He the son of Commander E. D. Ashe RN. On Saturday 4 July 1914 he motored from his home "Longwood", near Camberley to Winchester in a motorcycle with a sidecar. On the return journey, he was in collision with an automobile at Hartford Bridge Flats, and thrown from the motorcycle to the road. After being taken to Frimley Cottage Hospital he died from his injuries on the morning of 5 July.
Military Service: He joined the Royal Navy and became a Naval Cadet on 1 August, 1866, having passed from Mr. Foster's "crammer" at Stubbington House near Fareham. He received his Naval Cadet's certificate on 22 August. He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 01/08/1866). He won a prize while at the Royal Naval College in 1882. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 17/12/1872). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (with seniority dated 30/01/1877). He was qualified as a Gunnery Officer. He served in the Egyptian War. He served in H.M.S. Thalia as First Lieutenant. He served in H.M.S. Philomel as First Lieutenant in 1883. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 30/06/1891). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 30/06/1899). He served in the South African War. He was appointed as a Commodore RN. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN. (He retired on 08/04/1907 under the Order-in-Council dated 08/12/1903.)

Extract from Find A Grave
Name: Edward Percy Ashe
Birth: 8 April 1852 in Quebec, Canada
Death: 5 July 1914 in Frimley, Surrey, England
Note: Rear-Admiral Edward Percy Ashe, M.V.O. 4th Class, Royal Navy, Retired (8 April, 1852 - 5 July, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy .
Ashe was born in Quebec in 1852, the son of Commander E. D. Ashe, Royal Navy. He joined the Royal Navy and became a Naval Cadet on 1 August, 1866, having passed from Mr. Foster's "crammer" at Stubbington House near Fareham. He received his Naval Cadet's certificate on 22 August.
On 9 April, 1900 Ashe married Susan Gile, daughter of the late Dr. Daniel Gile of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
On 8 September, 1905, Ashe was appointed a member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order on the occasion of King Edward VII's visit to Marienbad.
He was placed on the Retired List on 8 April, 1907. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 September, 1908. On Saturday 4 July, 1914 he motored from his home "Longwood", near Camberley to Winchester in a motorcycle with a sidecar. On the return journey he was in collision with an automobile at Hartford Bridge Flats, and thrown from the bike to the road. After being taken to Frimley Cottage Hospital he died from his injuries on the morning of 5 July.
Father: Edward David Ashe (1814 - 1895)
Mother: Marcella Chaplin Percy Ashe (1833 - 1917)
Wife: Susan Gile Ashe (1862 - 1925)
Brother: William Austin Cochran Ashe (1854 - 1893)
Sister: Marcella Mary Maude Ashe Montizambert (1856 - 1942)
Sister: Lucy Emma Ashe Hills (1857 - 1941)
Sister: Fanny Eliza Percy Ashe (1859 - 1911)
Sister: Honor Nora May Ashe Soames (1867 - 1926)
Sister: Kathleen Willoughby Ashe Wells (1875 - 1935)
Burial: St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey, England


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Edward married Susan M. GILE, daughter of Dr. Daniel GILE and Unknown, on 9 Apr 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Susan M. GILE was born in 1862, died in 1925 and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Frimley, Surrey, England.)




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