Benjamin Ashe was born in Bengal in 1792, Cadet in HEIC 1806, Ensign 2nd Native Infantry 1811, served in Java with Amboynese Corps Sep 1812-Jun 1816, to Celebes as part of the force to quell an uprising.
He was severely wounded at the storming of the positions at Baliangan Pass 8.6.1816, Returned to India and present during Third Mahratta War.
Transferred to 2nd /31st Native Infantry 11.7.1823, later re-titled 62nd, where he was listed as Instructor and Quartermaster from 22.5.1824, later Captain present in First Burma War of 1824-6.
Promoted Major and CO of 62nd Native Infantry 27.8.1837.
Commanded the 62nd Regiment Native Infantry at Maharajpoor and retired in 1844, promoted Lt Colonel 28.11.1854 and died in Homburg, Germany 1.10.1868.