Biography of Serjeant Alfred Ashby Kingsford (11856)
8th Battalion Welsh Regiment
Died 10th August 1915


  • Name: Alfred Ashby Kingsford
  • Date of birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Date of Birth Registration: Jamuary – March 1886
  • Place of Birth Registration: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales


  • Name: Alfred Edwin Kingsford
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place of Birth: Rochester, Kent, England
  • Occupation: Auctioneer


  • Name: Sarah Ashby
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place Of Birth: West Farleigh, Kent, England
  • Marriage: 1872 Maidstone District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Edith Jane Kingsford, 1873, Rochester
  • Frederick Henry Kingsford, 1874, Rochester
  • Alice Kingsford, 1878, Builth
  • Clara Kingsford, 1881, Chepstow
  • Clara Thomas Kingsford, 1883, Maidstone
  • Alfred Ashley Kingsford, 1886, Chepstow
  • Gwendoline Harriet Kingsford, 1889, Chepstow
  • Harold Porter Kingsford, 1891, Chepstow
  • Marion Eleanor Kingsford, 1895, Chepstow


  • 1891: Alfred is living with his parents at Hardwick Hill, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
  • 1901: Alfred is living with his parent at 3 Hardwick Hill, Chepstow, Monmouthshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a auctioneer clerk.
  • 1911: Alfred is living with Walker family at 4 Albion Terrace, North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 25 and he is listed as a County Court Clerk.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • Name: Alma Glendora Morton
  • Date of birth: 20th Ocober 1889
  • Place of Birth: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 3rd May 1911
  • Place of Marriage: St Marys, Mortlake, Surrey


  • Ronald Kingsford, 1912, Bourne District

Wife’s parents

  • Father: John James Morton
  • Mother: Kate Helen Heather
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Serjeant Alfred Ashby Kingsford, 11856, 8th Bn Welsh Regiment was killed in action on 10th August 1915 at Sea.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Wife Alma Glendora 


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens
  • Chepstow War Memorial
  • Holbeach All Saints War Memorial


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Serjeant Alfred Ashby Kingsford, 11856, 8th Bn., Welsh Regiment who died on 10 August 1915
  • Remembered with honour, Helles Memorial

© The War Graves Photographic Project

© The War Graves Photographic Project

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Newport
  • Died of wounds
  • Buried at sea 3 miles off  Gaba Tepe


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission