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Born: c1889
Died: 3 May 1917
Buried:
Address: 5 Esholt Lane, Baildon
Parents: Thomas and Martha
Spouse: Elizabeth
Siblings: William, Joseph, Mary Emma, Thomas.
Occupation: Woolsorter
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Pte
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Baildon Methodist Church; Arras Memorial
Children:
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s West Riding
Ernest Bottomley
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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, Baildon But we now know that Ernest had died of his wounds received in the third battle for the Scarpe on the day he went missing.
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Thanks to Tish and Michael Lawson for their help in this research