1898 Mar 7. Born Matabeleland, Southern Africa. His father was Harry Ashburner (born India , died 1929 in Kya Lami Farm, Insiza, Southern Rhodesia )
1916 Sep 26. MGC. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) : — Jack Cecil Ashburner
1918 Mar 26. MGC. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts.: — J. C. Ashburner.
1918 Mar 28 POW at Wancourt
1918 Oct 3 He escaped but was recaptured on 14 October 1918
1920 Nov 20. The undermentioned temp. Lts. relinquish their commissions on completion of service from the dates specified, and retain the rank of Lt.: — J. C. Ashburner.
1920 Dec 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 1157. Posted to B Coy
1921 Aug Re-engaged
Fined £5 by Commandant
1922 Jan 24 Discharged on demobilization of ADRIC
1934 Sep 27 Leaves UK for Beira with wife and 2 sons Lionel and Roy (age 8 and 7). He is a "Civil Servant" He had resumed his career in the Rhodesian Civil Service
Married Gladys Mary Huckle
1935 Mar 20. Died Gwanda, Matabeleland, Southern Rhodesia. Date unknown
1972. His son Roy was involved in Rhodesian politics.