Ernest Gregory

Ernest Gregory

Personal Details

Born in Wrenbury, Cheshire in 1890, the eldest son of David and Jane Gregory of 2 Smeaton Wood Cottages, Pinsley Green, Wrenbury, Cheshire.

Ernest died of pneumonia at The Military Hospital, Herne Bay, leaving a widow, Mrs Gregory (nee Jones), and a young child.

The 1911 Census shows him as a farm labourer.

Military Details

Regiment : 4th Reserve Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Rank : Private
Service Number : 78844

Died of illness; United Kingdom 26 October 1918 Aged 28

Medals and Awards
Ernest did not gain any medals, not having served in the theatre of war.

Further Information

Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 8th November 1918 regarding the death of Ernest Gregory

“The funeral took place on Wednesday last week at Wrenbury Parish Church of Private Ernest Gregory, Cheshire Regiment, who died the previous Saturday at the Military Hospital, Herne Bay, from pneumonia, following influenza. He was 28 years of age, and joined the Colours six weeks ago. He was previously in the employment of Mr. Carter, Cholmondeston. Private Gregory leaves a widow and one child. There were present at the funeral: Mrs. Gregory (widow), Mr. David Gregory (father), Messrs. Harry, William and David Gregory (brothers), Misses Maggie and Emmie Gregory (sisters), Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jones (father-in-law and mother-in-law), Mrs. Cartwright and Miss Emmie Jones (sisters-in-law), Mr. William Jones, Mr. Arthur Jones, Mr. John Jones, Mr.and Mrs. Samuel Maddocks, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law), Mr. Carter, Mrs. F. Elwood, Mr. Gibbs, Miss Gladys Jones, Corporal J. Jones (South Wales Borderers). The Rev. J. Webster (vicar) officiated. Before proceeding to the church a short service was held at the house. A muffled peal was rung. There were many wreaths, including one from the Worleston Volunteer Company, of which deceased had been a member previous to joining the Army.”

Nantwich Guardian 8th November 1918

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