Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment
Rank and number: Private 17217
Parents: William and Kate Hendy (nee Harwood)
Marital status: Single
Home address: Home Address: Living in Branksome , Dorset prior to the war. 1911 Census - living 3 Salisbury Road, Downend, Bristol. Lived: 1901 Census – 2 Buckingham Place, Downend, Bristol
Pre-war occupation: Worked at Flock Mills (1911 Census)
Date of birth: 1894
Date of death: 11/05/1917
Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France
Ernest was born in 1894 and was Baptised at Christ Church in Downend on 17 October 1894.
Ernest served with the 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment and was Killed in Action.
Ernest's younger brother Alfred also died during the war.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.