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Ordsall, Retford
Ernest Alfred Hill was born in 1895 at Ordsall and was the youngest son of Henry a wheel tapper and Mary Ann Hill, née White of 9 Lindum Street, Newark. His father Henry was born in 1853 at Ordsall and his mother Mary Ann White was born in 1853 at Worksop, they were married in 1874 their marriage was recorded in the East Retford registration district, they went onto have the following children, Lilly b1874, Hannah b1876, Thomas b1878, George b1880, Mary Ann b1882, Esther b1883, Lucy Elizabeth b1885, William b1888, Theresa b1891, Robert Jenkinson b1893 and Ernest Alfred b1895. In the 1911 census the family are living at 9A Bargate, Newark and are shown as Henry 58 yrs a wheel tapper, he is living with his wife Mary Ann 58 yrs and their children, George 31 yrs a plate layer, Robert Jenkinson 18 yrs a printers improver and Ernest Alfred 16 yrs a jobbing gardener.
In the 1911 census he is a jobbing gardener.
05 Apr 1916
65420 - CWGC Website
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Alfred Hill enlisted on 9th November 1914, he was 20 yrs and 2 months of age, he was a cycle maker and lived at 9 Lindum Street, Newark, his next of kin was his father Henry of the same address. He was posted to the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and landed in France on 6th June 1915. He was killed in action on 5th April 1916 and is buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Elois, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published 3rd May 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Fifth son of Henry & Mary Ann Hill, 9 Lindum Street. Attended Lovers Lane Day School and the Mount Sunday School. Afterwards had various occupations and latterly was employed by Messrs. C.E. Ford & Son, Appletongate. Enlisted in the Territorials in Nov. 1914 and went for training at Luton. Going to the front, he saw considerable trench work and was attached to the grenade section.
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