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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Newark
Ernest Judson was born in 1897 at Newark and was the son of Walter a bricklayers labourer and Jane Judson née Ridley of 26 Cawkwells Yard Stodman Street Newark. His father Walter was born in 1872 at Newark and his mother Jane Ridley was born in 1873 at Coddington, they were married in 1892 at Newark and went on to have the following children, Walter b1894,Jane b1895, Ernest b1897 and Ethel b1898 (she died in 1901 ) In the 1911 census the family are living at 26 Cawkwells Yard, Stodman Street, Newark and are shown as Walter 39 yrs a bricklayers labourer, he is living with his wife Jane 38 yrs and their children, Walter 17 yrs a labourer, Jane 16 yrs at home, Ernest 14 yrs an iron fitter.
He attended Christ Church School and before the war was employed at Messrs. Cafferata’s plaster works. He was an iron fitter at iron works.
26 Jun 1916
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26 Cawkwells Yard, Stodman Street, Newark.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Judson enlisted on 23rd August 1915 at Newark, he gave his age as 19 yrs and 224 days,(however he was born in 1897 and was 14 yrs of age on the 1911 census so was possibly 18 yrs ) his address was 26 Cawkwells Yard, Stodman Street, Newark, his next of kin was his father Walter of the same address, his occupation was that of a general labourer. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He embarked for France on 4th March 1916 and arrived at the 46th Midland Division base camp the following day. He joined his unit in the field on 16th March 1916. He was killed in action on 26th June 1916 and is buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 1.F.21
Article published on 13th September 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Walter & Mrs J. Judson, 26 Cawkwell’s Yard, Stodman Street, Newark. As a boy he attended Christ Church School and before the war was employed at Messrs. Cafferata’s plaster works. Had been in France four months when killed by a shell. He seems to have a premonition of his death, for in his last letter home he told his mother not to worry, but he should never see England again. His brother is in hospital at Rouen.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Judson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle