Ernest Albert Bridge

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner 109681

Parents: Albert Ernest and Ellen Bridge

Marital status: Married

Home address: Tennis Court Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Sawyer

Date of birth: 05/12/1889

Place of birth: Taunton, Somerset

Date of death: 19/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial, Kingswood High Street Boys School Memorial and Warmley Memorial.

Age: 26

Further information:

Ernest was born in Taunton, Somerset, the son of a labourer and a the second eldest of nine children with three sisters and five brothers. Ernest attended Kingswood Boys School and married Laura Maud Jervis in July 1911. Ernest and Laura had a daughter May Laura Maud born in March 1916 who was just 4 months old when Ernest died.

Ernest served with the 61st Trench Mortar Battery and would have fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battle of Loos and was killed in action during the Attack at Fromelles (19th-20th July, 1916) which was a subsidiary to the Battle of the Somme. Fromelles was a German victory resulting in 2,000 allied casualties. After the armistice, Ernest was reburied in Aubers cemetery which was made by the concentration of graves from the battlefields and smaller burial grounds on all sides of Aubers.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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