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  • Family headstone Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012)
Person Details
06 Sep 1895
Hay Field, Awkley near Doncaster
Ernest Bland was born at Hay Field, Awkley near Doncaster 6th September 1895, of parents Charles and Sara Ann Bland. He had a sister, Doris. Over the next few years, the family moved around from Awkley to Lound and Mattersey. In 1909, Ernest’s mother died at the age of 41 and sometime later, Ernest’s father went from shepherd to farmer living at Low Farm, Serlby.
13 Jul 1915
20
3054101 - CWGC Website
PO/881(S)
Private
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Ernest was involved with the Gallipoli campaign and died as a direct result of enemy action and was commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Turkey
Inscription on family headstone, Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard, 'In loving memory of Charles and Sarah Ann Bland. Also Doris (daughter) and Ernest (son) killed in action. Reunited.' Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Family headstone Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012)
    Ernest Bland - Family headstone Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012)
  • Family headstone Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012)
    Ernest Bland - Family headstone Scrooby (St Wilfrid) churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2012)