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Andrew ASHE
Rev. Gilbert PERCY LL.D.
Marcella Chaplin
Commander Edward David ASHE R.N., F.R.A.S.
Marcella Maude PERCY
Fanny Eliza Percy ASHE


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Fanny Eliza Percy ASHE

  • Born: 24 Feb 1859, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Died: 6 Sep 1911, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada aged 52
  • Buried: Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec, Canada

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Ashe. Miss. RHS bronze medal. 11.1.1881. Leitrim.
Award: At 12.15pm on 11 January 1881 Thomas Gerland (12) was playing on the ice about 30 yards from shore on Lough Rynn when the ice broke beneath him plunging him into six feet of icy water beneath. Miss Ashe (22), from Cloncar House, Lough Rynn, was skating on a distant part of the lake and saw the accident. Taking a branch of a tree, she skated to the drowning boy. Passing this to him as an aid to keep him afloat, Ashe remained on the ice close by giving Gerland encouragement. Robert Reid (20), then employed as a servant to the Rev. G. Percy, was on the lakeshore exercising a horse and saw what was happening. He rode to Cloncar House where he obtained a rope and then brought this to the scene. As he was trying to throw the rope over Gerland the ice gave way and he also went into the water. He succeeded however in clambering out. Another you man, named Coleman, then joined in the rescue. Securing the rope to a tree, he and Ashe then succeeded in dragging the exhausted boy out. Gerland was then brought inside, taken out of his wet clothes, wrapped in blankets and given brandy to help revive him. The rescue was brought to the attention of the RHS by Edward Walshe, Mrs Cattell (the wife of Major Cattell, Army Pay Department) and E P Ashe. The Society granted its bronze medal to Ashe and a Testimonial on Vellum to Reid, sending these to Lieutenant Ashe, RN, (probably a brother or cousin, Edward Percy Ashe, MVO, [1852-1914] became a Rear Admiral on the Retired List on 8 April 1907 following active service in the Egypt campaign of 1882 and the Boer War 1899-1902; see his obituary in The Times, 6 July 1914, p. 8) at Cloncar House, for him to organise a local presentation. RHS case no. 21188.

Extract from Find A Grave
Name: Fanny Eliza Percy Ashe
Birth: 24 February 1859 in Quebec, Canada
Death: 6 September 1911 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada
Father: Edward David Ashe (1814 - 1895)
Mother: Marcella Chaplin Percy Ashe (1833 - 1917)
Brother: Edward Percy Ashe (1852 - 1914)
Brother: William Austin Cochran Ashe (1854 - 1893)
Sister: Marcella Mary Maude Ashe Montizambert (1856 - 1942)
Sister: Lucy Emma Ashe Hills (1857 - 1941)
Sister: Honor Nora May Ashe Soames (1867 - 1926)
Sister: Kathleen Willoughby Ashe Wells (1875 - 1935)
Burial: Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec, Canada

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