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Forename(s): Ernest Gordon
Place of Birth: Ilkley, Yorkshire
Service No: G/18238
Regiment / Corps / Service: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion. (Lewisham)
Division: 41st Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 C.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE
Ernest Gordon Maufe was the son of Charles James and Annie Maria Maufe, née McConnel. Charles, whose surname was originally Muff, was born at Bradford, Yorkshire and Annie at Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire. Ernest was the cousin of T/Major Statham Broadbent Maufe (q.v.) and 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Harold Broadbent Maufe, who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917.
1891 Ilkley, Yorkshire Census: Wells Terrace - Ernest G. Muff, aged 6 years, born Ilkley. [Ernest's parents and their two sons were lodging with Marshall and Elizabeth Hainsworth.]
1901 Ilkley, Yorkshire Census: Homecroft - Ernest Gordon Muff, aged 16 years, born Ilkley, son of Charles James and Annie Maria Muff.
Ernest was married to Emily Harris in 1910.
1911 Guiseley, Yorkshire Census: Trahimor - Ernest Gordon Maufe, aged 26 years, born Ilkley, Yorkshire, husband of Emily Maufe.
The British Army Service Record for Ernest Gordon Maufe exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ernest G. Mange [sic], 10831, R. Fus.; G/18238, R. W. Kent R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Ernest Gordon Mange [sic], 10831, 17/R. Fus.; G/18238, 11/RWK.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Ernest Gordon Maufe, 18238, 11/Bn Royal W. Kent Regt. Date and Place of Death: 6.10.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Grantee universal legatee - Emily. £5 1s. 0d.
Photograph: Courtesy of Bradford Grammar School and the Old Boys Association.
See also: https://www.bradfordgrammar.com/former-pupils/bradford-grammar-school-in-ww1/
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Ernest Gordon MAUFE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 41st Division
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