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10-Midgley, Ernest

1880 – 1st JULY 1916

Ernest was born in Miles Platting in 1880, he became a Hydraulic Packer.

His parents were George Henry born in Manchester in 1852, he was a Maker Up in Cotton Manufacture  and Charlotte Rourke born in Manchester in 1853.

Charlotte died in 1899 and is buried in Phillips Park Cemetery. George died in 1924 he is buried with other family members in Southern Cemetery.

Ernest had 6 siblings:

  • Richard 1874 -1924
  • George Henry 1876 -1938
  • Alfred 1878
  • William Albert 1885
  • Arthur 1887
  • Edith 1890

In 1905 Eric married Jessie Ford born in Salford in 1884. They had 2 children Ernest 1906-1992 and Arthur 1914-1993. Jessie died in 1946, Ernest enlisted at Salford in the 15th Battalion of The Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 10808.

He was Killed in Action on 1st July 1916 in Flanders.

He is buried in Department de la Somme, Picardie, France.

He was awarded the Victory, British and 15 Star.

Eric is remembered with Honour at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval.

War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 02-Aldred, Thomas
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 14-Royle, William
Webpage icon 15-Self,Alfred
Webpage icon 16-Sharp, Richard,
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
Webpage icon 21-Vallett, William
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