Project Description



Born 26th July 1887, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 28th August 1887 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died of influenza and bronco pneumonia in France, 22nd November 1918, eleven days after the armistice

Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

Buried Caudry, Caudry British Cemetery, south-east of Arras, south of Valenciennes, France. Age 31.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admission: 17.8.1891

1891 Census

Age 3, living in Radcliffe with father Arthur 32, maltster, mother Sarah 32 and sister Constance age 1.

1901 Census

Living with father Arthur and mother Sarah, née Roulston, two sisters, Constance Lizzie (b. 1889) and Mabel Louie (born 1891) and two boarders on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Arthur was working as a maltster.

1911 Census

Still living with parents on Hogg Lane and his sisters, Constance and Mabel. Ernest was working as a joiner. Constance was an overlooker for a box maker and Mabel was a dressmaker.

In 1912 he was a trade union member of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: DM2/164850

Military Unit: Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps, 5th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

Will: his mother Sarah received £7.15s on 28.7.1919 and £24 10s on 14.4.1919 which included a war gratuity of £15 10s.

Sarah applied for a dependant’s pension and was awarded 7 shillings per week for life from 3.6.19. Her address was Walnut Grove, Radcliffe. She died on 13.4.33.

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

Constance Howard, Ernest’s sister, became a Red Cross V.A.D. nurse in 1915 and served with the 94th Voluntary Aid Detachment. Ernest’s other sister Mabel married Percy Rook, who was also a Radcliffe serviceman.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.

Caudry British cemetery
Caudry British Cemetery, France