Soldiers who Survived
Rank / Number
Date of Birth
Private / 300578
27th June 1891
Market Street, Rainhill
Ernest was born in 1892 in Rainhill and lived in Market Street (now Warrington Road) with his parents George and Sarah (a midwife) and brother Wilfred and sister Sarah.
In the 1911 Census he was working alongside his father at the ‘Blue Works’ where the products ‘Dolly Blue’ and ‘Dolly Cream’ were made at Micklehead Green, Sutton Manor, St. Helens. His brother Wilfred also worked there.
Records show that Ernest enlisted as a regular soldier in 1905 into the Lancashire Hussars and was discharged in 1908. He re-enlisted in 1914 into the King’s Regiment. On 22nd March 1918 he is shown as being a Prisoner of War having been captured at St. Quentin. His next of kin was recorded as Jeanne living at market Street, Rainhill.
Ernest was discharged in March 1919.
Acknowledgement to John Yates for providing some of this information