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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 269622 Ernest Boyd

  • Age: 20
  • From: Moston, Manchester
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 22nd May 1918
  • Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 31-34

Ernest Boyd was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, in 1897, the only surviving child of Joseph Edgar Boyd and his wife Helen (nee Smith). He was baptised on 23rd September 1897 in Christ Church Harpurhey, Lancashire.  (His birth was not registered until the December quarter.) His parents are living at 9 Cromwell Street; his father is a coach painter, born in Doncaster,  his mother was born in Manchester. His parents had married in Prestwich in 1894 and had two other children, both daughters , who sadly died in infancy.

In 1901 the family is still at 9 Cromwell Street, Moston and his father is still working as a coach painter; Ernest is 3.

In 1911 they are at 124 Moston Lane, Manchester. His father runs a fish and chip shop; Ernest is 13. 

Ernest enlisted in Manchester as Private 269622, 18th Bn King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, and was later transferred to the 17th Bn.t His service records have not survived so t is  not known when Ernest was wounded,  but the last action of the battalion in the Ypres salient was on 8th May, when they were subjected to an intense enemy artillery barrage and the Germans launched an attack along the whole brigade front. The War Diary records casualties during this period of 10 Other Ranks killed, 37 Other Ranks wounded, 19 Other Ranks missing.

Ernest died of his wounds on 22nd May 1918, aged 20. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Soldiers died in Great War have the date of death as 22nd March, 1918.

His father died a year later in 1919. His mother lived until 1951.

89th Brigade On This Day.

104 Years Ago.
The Pals are engaged in truly murderous fighting whilst helping to clear Trones Wood. Losses are again heavy.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 15874 William Henry Charles Askew
24 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 32807 James Alfred Carmichael

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 16087 Robert Joseph Cowman

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26663 James William Crowe

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15424 Charles George Croxson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 15241 Arthur Shaw Damsell

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26113 Noel Trewavas Harvey
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15002 Arthur James Henshaw
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 22404 Harry Hewitson

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
2nd Lieut Harold Crispin Hick

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 22415 John Dykes Holt

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 24484 William Archer Houseman

A total of 22 Pals where killed on this day. View All