Note for: Ernest Wilson, Cir 1896 - Cir 1917 Index
Ernest was killed in the First World War at the age of 21.
The memorial was found on the following website:
In Memory of Ernest WILSON, Private 11032, 1st Bn., The Loy
al North Lancashire Regiment
who died on Tuesday, 25th July 1916. Age 21, Son of Mrs. Sa
rah J. Crock,
Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somm
e, France, Grave Reference/ Panel Number: Q. 20., Location
: Becourt is 2 kilometres on the east side of Albert. The M
ilitary Cemetery is on the south side of the road from Beco
urt to Albert.
The Military Cemetery was begun in August, 1915, by the 51s
t (Highland) Division, and carried on by the 18th and othe
r Divisions in the line until the Battles of the Somme, 191
6. It continued in use, chiefly by Field Ambulances, unti
l April, 1917; and Plot II was made by the 18th Division a
t the end of August, 1918. There are now over 700, 1914-1
8 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a sma
ll number are unidentified and a special memorial is erecte
d to a soldier from the United Kingdom buried among them. T
hree German graves have been removed. The cemetery covers a
n area of 4,327 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble w
Note for: Matthew Parker, - Index
Matthew died in the flu epidemic of 1918.
Note for: Harold Davies, - Index
Harold died at the age of 16 from tuberculosis.
Note for: Betty Parker, - Index
Betty emigrated to Australia.