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Born: c1890
Died: 5 September 1916
Buried: War Loy -Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Address: 65 Aire Street, Windhill
Parents:
Spouse: Yes
Siblings:
Occupation: Hodgson’s Loom Works, Frizinghall
Organisations/clubs: Windhill Liberal Club; Windhill Primitive Methodist Sunday School
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill
Children: One
Regiment: 6 West Yorkshire
Ernest Baxter
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Private Ernest Baxter of 65 Aire Street, Windhill, and of the West Yorkshire Regiment, has died of wounds. He was severely wounded on September 3rd and death took place two days later, his case being hopeless from the first. Private Baxter, who was 26 years of age, leaves a widow and one child. He was a member of the Windhill Liberal Club, where the flag has been hoisted half-mast as a token of respect. He attended the Windhill
Methodist Church. Before the war he was employed at Hodgson’s Loom Works, Frizing- hall The Rev R Whincup, in the course of a letter to Mrs Baxter, said: “Your husband seemed very cheered to see me after he had been wounded and even rather amused me because he would persist in talking to me although the doctor kept telling him that he must not do so. He was in too serious condition to exert himself in any way.
“It appears that the regiment had been engaged in a stiff fight with the enemy. The doctor seemed distinctly hopeful that Pte Baxter would recover and I believed so myself. He did not appear to suffer very much pain and before he was sent to the base, he seized my hand and asked me to write to you. I believe that he suffered from a bayonet wound to the stomach.” Shipley Times & Express 29 September 1916