Sheffield lad- Private Ernest Burridge

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 Ernest Burridge was born in Brightside, Sheffield on the 18nd November 1892; he was the son of Albert Ernest Burridge and Florence Maud Burridge. Ernest’s father worked as a railway goods guard. Ernest had six sisters, respectively, Florry, Lucy, Doris May, Nelly, Olive and Maggie.


At the time of the 19011 census, Ernest was living with his family in Hawkes Head Road, Sheffield.. He was aged 18 and working as an electrician’s apprentice. His sister, Florry, worked as a teacher and his other sister, Lucy worked as a milliner’s improver.


During the First World War, Ernest served in the K.O.Y.L.I regiment as a Private. He fought in France and was awarded the Victory medal and British medal.


On the 28th July 1916, aged 23, Private Ernest died of wounds to the head, which is believed to have been caused accidently in a French attack. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

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