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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Brandhoek  Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Ernest Waldram was born in 1883 in Nottingham and was the son of Arthur a stationary engine driver and his first wife Eliza Waldram née Gibson of 4 Grove Street, Nottingham. His father Arthur was born in 1851 in Nottingham and his mother Eliza Gibson was born in 1853 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1871 in Nottingham and had the following 6 sons all born in Nottingham, William b1871, Ernest b1883, Walter b1886, Herbert b1888, Leonard b1892 and Harold b1897. His mother Eliza died in 1906 in Nottingham she was 53 yrs of age. His father Arthur remarried in 1906 to Lucy Law. Ernest Waldram married his wife Clara Millichope Rice in Nottingham in 1901, they went on to have the following children, Ernest Samuel b1905, Albert Arthur b1908, Herbert b1909 and Clara Waldram b1910 . They lived at 20 Brewitt's Yard, Albion Street, Nottingham and in the 1911 census Ernest is shown as being 28 yrs a dyers labourer.
In 1911 he was a dyer's labourer.
10 Jun 1916
34
430116 - CWGC Website
4818
Corporal
Machine Gun Corps
Corporal Ernest Waldram, enlisted at Nottingham on 11th June 1908 , he gave his age as 26 yrs and 2 months and his address as 6 Bursley Terrace, Goodhead Street, Meadows, Nottingham, he served as a reservist in the 7th battalion Sherwood Foresters , after 6 yrs and 57 days of service he was discharged on 6th August 1914 as being medically unfit for military service. Obviously he rejoined the army and served initially with the Durham Light Infantry before transferring to the 61st Company Machine Gun Corps, when died of wounds on 10th June 1916. He is buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery (grave ref II.E.6)
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 7 July 1916. WALDRAM killed in action June 10th, Corporal Ernest Waldram, Machine Gun Corps, 20 Brewitt’s Yard, Albion Street, aged 34. Wife and children. (Also obituary 15 July 1916) An article published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th March 1915 gives details of his family : - “SIX SOLDIER SONS. “NOTTINGHAM FAMILY’S RECORD. “No fewer than six sons of Mr. Arthur Waldram, of Grove-street, Nottingham, have responded to their country's call, and are now serving in the army. They are Lance-Corporal William Waldram [1], who served in the South African war with the Durham Light Infantry, was wounded at Pieter’s Hill, and is now in the 13th Battalion Notts. and Derbys; Private Ernest [2], who possesses the long service medal in connection with the Robin Hoods, and has re-enlisted in the Durham L.I.; Private Walter [3], member of the Royal Marine L.I., was captured at Antwerp, and is now a prisoner in Germany; Privates Herbert [4] and Harold [5], who are with the 7th Notts, and Derbys; and Private Leonard [6], in the Durham L.I.” [7] [1] Cpl., Acting Sgt., William Waldram enlisted on 5th October 1914. He saw no service overseas and was discharged, aged 46, on 27th September 1918 as no longer being physically fit for service. [2] Pte. Ernest Waldram. T.F.E.M., was discharged from the Robin Hood Rifles as no longer physically fit for service on 6th August 1914. Re-enlisting in the Durham Light Infantry, he later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and promoted to Cpl. He died of wounds on 10th June 1916, whilst serving with the 61st Coy. M.G.C. Ernest Waldram is buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery. [3] Pte. Walter Waldram, Portsmouth Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry, enlisted on 26th May 1902. He was captured at Antwerp on 9th October 1914. [4] Pte., later Cpl., Herbert Waldram, 1/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), landed in France on 25th February 1915. He was discharged on 20th March 1916. [5] Pte. Harold Waldram, 1/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), landed in France on 25th February 1915 and was transferred to Class Z Army Reserve, 4th March 1919. [6] Pte. Leonard Waldram M.M., Durham Light Infantry, landed in France on 25th August 1915. He was transferred to Class Z Army Reserve after the Armistice. Above article and comments are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknal 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Brandhoek  Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Waldram - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Brandhoek Military cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph published 15th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Ernest Waldram - Photograph published 15th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918