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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 17036 Ernest Glyndwr Abrahams

  • Age: 29
  • From: Bootle, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Monday 22nd May 1916
  • Commemorated at: La Neuville Cc Corbie
    Panel Ref: A.36

Ernest was born on 17th March 1887, Ernest was the 5th of eight children born to Isaac, a foreman in a cotton warehouse, and his wife Eliza Wilson Abrahams nee Spence.  They had four older sons, one younger son, one older daughter and two younger daughters and in 1901, together with their seven youngest children, they lived at 5 Clare Road, Bootle, having previously lived at 59 Salop Street, Everton. Their eldest son, William, had married and was living in Waterloo. 

Ernest enlisted in Liverpool on 31st August 1914, giving his age as 27 years 168 days, his occupation as clerk and his next of kin as his parents, 5 Clare Road. He arrived in France with the 4th Company, 18th Battalion on 7th November 1915 and earned all three medals. On 21st May 1916 Ernest was wounded in action and transferred from a Field Ambulance to 21st Casualty Clearing Station, where he died at 05:30 hours, 22nd May 1916 from a gunshot wound to his skull. 
SDGW says that he was killed in action on 22nd May but this is contradicted by his service record. He is buried in La Neuville Communal  Cemetery, Corbie, Grave A 36.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Thursday 17th February 1916.
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19 years old

(103 Years this day)
Saturday 17th February 1917.
Pte 29513 Albert Edward Nutbrown

(102 Years this day)
Sunday 17th February 1918.
Serjeant 16553 Edward Strettle
29 years old