Ernest Clements, my Great Uncle

Living History

I have been doing a bit of research on the other side of my family tree and I thought I would post some details of my Great Uncle who died in WW1. He was my Grandmothers brother on the maternal side.

Lance Bombardier Ernest Clements


B Battery, 245th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division, Royal Field Artillery

Died aged 25 on 10th October 1918

Son of Esther Clements of Bramley, Leeds; Husband of Sarah Clements of 32 Couper Street, Old Goole, East Yorkshire

Remembered with Honour Ramillies British Cemetery, Grave Ref B.3

Originally from Leeds, Ernest married Sarah Dixon from Goole in Leeds 1913.

Their son, Leslie was baptised on 17th March 1915 at Goole Parish Church.

Attached is a photocopy of a photograph (apologies for poor quality) from a family member. No one knows where the original is and sad to say but this is the only photo of Ernest that exists. I looked in Goole library for a photo of him among the others who died from Goole but no luck.

The photo shows Ernest, his wife Sarah and baby Leslie, possibly taken around early 1916 (?)

I have his medal card but unfortunately no service records exist for him.

Also attached is a photo of his grave kindly taken recently by Michelle, a GWF member with grateful thanks.

He died of wounds on 10th October 1918 and I am currently waiting for copies of the war diaries around that date. It will be interesting if possible to see what B Battery were doing, and will post details if anyone is interested.


Edited: Thanks to Paul Mitchell for re-sizing the photos.

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