Full name: Frederick Murray Ashford
Born: September 28, 1886 in Highbury, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 29, 1965 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Finchley Harriers, Finchley (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Fred Ashford was a finalist at the 880 y at the 1908 AAA Championship. As a young man he studied the piano and organ at the Royal Academy of Music but later developed a fine tenor voice around which he built a Concert Party which played the season at Scarborough every year from 1929-39. He met his wife while they were on tour together before World War I. They had a daughter and two sons, the eldest of whom was killed in action in 1945 while serving with the RAF.
Personal Best: 800 – unknown.
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