Henry Ashington

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Henry Sherard Osborn Ashington (25 September 1891[1] – 31 January 1917) was an English track and field athlete from Southport,[2] who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Ashington was born in 1891 in Southport, Lancashire the son of Sherard and Lydia Ashington, his father was a solicitor.

In 1912 he finished tenth in the long jump competition and 15th in the standing long jump event.[3]

Ashington was killed in action during the First World War,[4] serving as a captain with the East Yorkshire Regiment near Combles. He was buried in the Combles Communal Cemetery nearby.[5]

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  1. ^ "Henry Sherard Osborn Ashington - Olympic Record". British Olympic Association. 
  2. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: Henry Sherard O Ashington; Apr-May-Jun quarter 1891; District: Ormskirk; Volume: 8b; Page: 813.
  3. ^ "Henry Ashington". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Ashington, Henry, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 14 September 2008