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Surname: BALDOCK

Forename(s): Ernest

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 62279

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 8th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-06-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Q. I. E. 15.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Ernest Baldock was the son of Henry Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Baldock, née Cowman. Henry was born at Brenchley, Kent and Sarah at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 23, Primrose Hill - Ernest Baldock, aged 1 year, son of Henry Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Baldock.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Sackville Street - Ernest Baldock, aged 11 years, born Skipton, son of Henry Thos and Sarah Elizabeth Baldock.

The British Army Service Record for Ernest Baldock exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ernest Baldock, 62279, W. York. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Ernest Baldock, 62279, 2nd W. York. R. Died of Wounds 14.6.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Ernest Baldock, 62279, 2nd Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 14.6.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Henry T. £8 16s. 7d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Ernest. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Sarah Elizabeth Baldock. Relationship: Mother. Address: 12, Sackville Street, Skipton.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BALDOCK, Ernest, aged 18, West Yorks. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Baldock, 12, Sackville Street, [Skipton], died of wounds, June 14, 1918.


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Private Ernest BALDOCK

Private Ernest BALDOCK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division

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Surname: BALDOCK

Forename(s): Ernest

Born: Skipton, Yorks


Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 62279

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion


Died Date: 14/06/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: BALDOCK

Forename(s): E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 62279

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 2nd Bn.



Died Date: 14/06/1918

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995


BALDOCK Sarah Elizabeth of 12 Sackville-street Skipton Yorkshire widow died 23 December 1939 Administration Wakefield 28 February to Thomas Owen Baldock grocer. Effects £241 16s. 5d.


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21 June 1918

Private Ernest Baldock, Skipton

Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Baldock, of 12 Sackville Street, Skipton, whose son, Private Ernest Baldock, West Yorkshire Regiment, died in the 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, on Friday last. He was wounded in the knee by the bursting of a shell and was admitted to hospital in a very critical condition, very little hope being held out of his recovery. Letters of sympathy have been received by the parents from his officer and sisters at the hospital, who mention that he was buried at Sevair Cemetery near the hospital. Private Baldock, who was nearly 19 years of age, joined up last August and had been at the Front since April 6th last. Formerly he was a grocer's assistant in the employ of Mr. John Gill, Skipton.

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21 June 1918


Private Ernest Baldock Killed

Pte. Ernest Baldock. of the West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thos. Baldock, of 12, Sackville Street, Skipton, died from wounds in the knee at the 1st Australian Hospital, Rouen, on June 14th. In a letter to Mrs. Baldock, the sister at the hospital states that they had very little hope of his recovery, and that he would be buried at St. Sevair [Sever] cemetery just opposite the hospital. Pte. Baldock, who was 18 years of age, enlisted in August, 1917, and went out to France last April. He was formerly employed as a grocer's Assistant by Mr. John Gill, of Skipton.

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