Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917 regarding the death of Ernest Wilson

"Pte, Ernest Wilson a Whitchurch Boy K.L.R. (Pals) age 19, after a year’s active service and participating in severe action has died of wounds in No 43 Casualty Clearing Station, France
Ernest took part in the four big battles of the Somme offensive on July1/2 and his battalion were successful in entering and capturing their objective. He was also involved in very heavy fighting in Trones Wood on July 30th, where he received his first wound, which was slight and after a few days he again was in the thick of it. He was in heavy fighting in October, when many of his regiment fell but he was lucky enough to get through unhurt."

Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917

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