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Ernest was born in 1883 in Carrington, Nottingham, and lived at Daybrook the son of James and Sarah Reavill. His occupation was a clerk accountant. On the 1911 Census he shown as living at 50 Leonard Avenue, Sherwood with his wife Eva born 1887 to whom he had been married for less than a year.
He was employed as a clerk accountant
14 Oct 1918
58762 - CWGC Website
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
He enlisted in July 1914 into the Sherwood Foresters at Newark, Nottinghamshire with number 2658 and from his place of enlistment, we can assume that he would have been with either the 1/8th or 2/8th battalion. He went to Ireland at the time of the Irish Rebellion. At some time probably after being wounded and recovering, he was posted to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and sent to join their 13th battalion. In 1918 pressure was brought to bear in the area of the Ypres salient and the 13th Duke of Wellington’s were active in the area of Armentieres almost on the border of France with Belgium. It was here that he was killed in action by machine gun fire on the 14th October 1918.He leaves a widow and one child.
He is buried at Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-d'Amentieres
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