Rolls of Honour: Baildon Methodist Church; Arras Memorial
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s West Riding
In the 1911 census, Ernest was living with his parents and siblings at 6 Moorlands Avenue, Baildon. Aged 23 his occupation is given as woolsorter.On 7 December 1917 his family put a heartfelt plea in the Shipley Times & Express for information: Pte Ernest Bottomley of the Duke of Wellington’s Regt, has been missing since 3rd May. News concerning him would be gratefully received by his father, Mr T Bottomley, 5 Moorland Avenue, or his wife at 6 Esholt Lane, BaildonBut we now know that Ernest had died of his wounds received in the third battle for the Scarpe on the day he went missing.
Thanks to Tish and Michael Lawson for their help in this research