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Place of Birth: Clayton (Bradford), Yorkshire
Service No: GS/67611
Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Battalion / Unit: 2/3rd (City of London) Battalion
Division: 58th (2/1st London) Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-26
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Addenda Panel 165.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Ernest Jowett (born 7 June 1898) was the son of Squire and Emma Jowett, née Whitaker. Squire was born at Clayton and Emma at Queensbury, Yorkshire.
1901 Clayton, Yorkshire Census: 63, Clayton Lane - Ernest Jowett, aged 2 years, born Clayton, son of Squire and Emma Jowett.
1911 Clayton, Yorkshire Census: 63, Clayton Lane - Ernest Jowett, aged 12 years, born Clayton, son of Squire and Emma Jowett.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ernest Jowett, GS/67611, 3 Lond. R.; GS/67611, R. Fus.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Ernest Jowett, GS/67611, 2/3 Lond. R. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium] 2.8.17 to 26.10.17. K. [in] A. 26.10.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Ernest Jowett, G/67611, 2/3rd Bn London Rgt. Posted from R. Fusiliers. Date and Place of Death: 26.10.17. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Squire. £6 15s. 6d.
Ernest was killed when his battalion was attacking towards Spider Crossroads north-east of Poelcapelle during the Second Battle of Passchendaele (26 October-10 November 1917).
Ernest was accepted by the CWGC as a casualty of the Great War on 21 November 2015.
A short biography of Ernest is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
JOWETT, Ernest, London Regiment, son of Mr, and Mrs. Squire Jowett, 14, South Avenue, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 26, 1917.
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Private Ernest JOWETT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 58th (2/1st London) Division
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