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  • The family headstone of the Gregg family commemorating Ernest Gregg at Arnold Redhill Cemetery.
Photo by Peter Gillings
Person Details
Arnold
Ernest was born in Arnold in 1893, the son of Thomas and Hannah Gregg of 12 St Albans Road, Arnold. In the 1911 Cencus he is living with his family at St Albans Road, he is single and 18 yrs of age and working as a bottle examiner in the local brewery.
He was employed as a bottle examiner at Home Brewery on Mansfield Road
03 Jul 1916
23
284263 - CWGC Website
14406
Rifleman
8th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He enlisted in Hucknall in July 1916, he was serving with his battalion in the area of Roclincourt. The battalion sent out several digging parties with sandbags, picks and shovels, wire etc while two Vickers machine guns were placed to protect the flanks. The parties worked as best they could improving the position and erecting wire, but were continuously under fire from the trench mortars of the enemy. The work went on into the night and during the early hours of the 3rd July three men were killed when working near the lip of the crater which they were turning into a strong point. Ernest was one of these three men killed.
He is buried at the Faubourge D'Aiens Cemetery, Arras, France
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  • The family headstone of the Gregg family commemorating Ernest Gregg at Arnold Redhill Cemetery.
Photo by Peter Gillings
    Ernest Gregg - The family headstone of the Gregg family commemorating Ernest Gregg at Arnold Redhill Cemetery. Photo by Peter Gillings
  • Buried in Faubourg d"Amiens Cemetery
    Ernest Gregg - Buried in Faubourg d"Amiens Cemetery