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Ernest PLATT

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Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Ernest

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: M2/121782

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 10th Division Train

Division: 10th (Irish) Division

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1917-07-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 60.

CWGC Cemetery: MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Ernest Platt (born 13 November 1881) was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Platt, née Bray. Joseph was born at Stirton and Elizabeth at Bradford, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Highfield House - Ernest Platt, aged 19 years, born Skipton, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Platt.

Ernest was married to Helena Knowles in 1909.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Craven Carriage Works, 1, Back Cross Street - Ernest Platt, aged 29 years, born Skipton, husband of Helena Platt.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Ernest Platt, M2/121782, Army Service Corps. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 19 November 1915.

Ernest served with the10th (Irish) Division, its Divisional Train was made up of the 475th, 476th, 477th & 478th Coys, Army Service Corps.

A short biography of Ernest is included in: ‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).

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:

PLATT, Ernest, aged 35, of the A.S.C. (M.T.) of 1, Cross Street, Skipton, youngest son of Councillor J. Platt, of Highfield House, Skipton, died in Salonica, July 20, 1917.

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Private Ernest PLATT

Private Ernest PLATT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 10th (Irish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 10th (Irish) Division

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Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Ernest

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Skipton

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: M2/121782

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 20/07/17

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Balkans

Notes:

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Surname: PLATT

Forename(s): Ernest

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: M2/121782

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 10th Div. Train

Age: 35

Awards:

Died Date: 20/07/1917

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and the late Elizabeth Platt, of Skipton; husband of Helena Platt, of 1, Cross St., Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: GOD CALLED AND HE ANSWERED)

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Private Ernest Platt

Private Ernest Platt

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Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria

Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria

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Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

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Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

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03 August 1917

PLATT – Died in Salonica, July 20th, Ernest Platt, A.S.C. (M.T.), the beloved husband of Mrs. E. Platt, 1, Cross Street, and youngest son of Councillor Platt, Highfield House, Skipton, in his 36th year.

We shall all meet at home in the morning,
Our blessed Redeemer we’ll see;
We shall know and be known by our loved ones,
What a meeting indeed it will be.

03 August 1917

DIED IN SALONICA – PRIVATE ERNEST PLATT, SKIPTON

We regret to state that Mrs. Platt of 1, Cross Street, Skipton, received official news last weekend of the death in hospital at Salonica on July 20th of her husband, Private Ernest Platt, Army Service Corp. Thirty-five years of age, deceased was the youngest son of Cr. Joseph Platt of Highfield Terrace, Skipton, and prior to enlisting in 1915 was in business as a carriage builder in Skipton. He was an enthusiastic worker in connection with the Belmont Bridge Baptist Church and Sunday School, and at one time was secretary of the Skipton and District Sunday School Union. Cr. Platt has another son in the Army – Private J. B. Platt, who is serving with the R.A.M.C. in France.

30 November 1917

SKIPTON BAPTISTS’ MEMORIAL TO SOLDIERS

On Tuesday afternoon a three days’ sale of work was commenced in the Baptist School, Otley Street, Skipton, in aid of the Soldiers’ Memorial Extension Fund, by means of which it is intended to extend the premises in memory of the young men associated with the place who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the war. Seventy young men belonging to the church and school are at present serving with the Colours, of whom two, H. Maudsley (deacon and Sunday School superintendent) and H. Birch have been missing since May 3rd and August 17th respectively, while the following have given their lives in the great cause:– S. Bishop, J. McIntyre, J. Duckworth, G.A. Wilson, H. Greenwood, D. Collins, B. Peel (Sunday School secretary), H. Scott, A. Bruce, J. Metcalfe, A. Gill, W. Barraclough, E. Platt and W. Ireland…

19 July 1918

PLATT – In loving memory of my dear husband, Ernest Platt, who died in Salonica, July 20th, 1917.

Death doth hide, but not divide,
Thou art but on Christ’s other side.

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03 August 1917

PLATT – Died in Salonica, July 20th, Ernest Platt. A. S. C. (M.T.). the beloved husband of Mrs. E. Platt, 1, Cross Street, and youngest son of Councillor Platt, Highfield House, Skipton, in his 36th year.

We shall all meet at home in the morning.
Our blessed Redeemer we’ll see;
We shall know and be known by our loved ones;
What a meeting indeed it will be.

– Mrs. E. Platt, 1, Cross Street, Skipton.

03 August 1917

SKIPTON SOLDIER’S DEATH IN SALONICA

Official news was received from the Army Service Record Office, Woolwich, on Thursday of last week, that Pte. Ernest Platt. of the Army Service Corps, husband of Mrs. Platt, of 1, Cross Street, Skipton, had died in hospital at Salonika. He was thirty-five years of age, and prior to enlisting in 1915, carried on business as a carriage builder at Skipton. He was the youngest son of Councillor J. Platt, of Highfield Terrace, Skipton, who has another son, Pte. J.B. Platt, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in France. Prior to enlisting he was actively associated with the Belmont Baptist Church, being a teacher in the Sunday School, while at one time he was also secretary of the Sunday School Union.

14 December 1917

FOUNDER’S DAY AT SKIPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A Fifteenth Century Foundation – War Memorial Proposed

COMMEMORATION SERVICE

Wednesday’s proceedings were opened with a service in commemoration not only of the founders and benefactors of the school but also of the gallant men who formerly passed through the school and who had given their lives for their country in the present war. The service was conducted by the headmaster (Rev. F.G. Forder) in the big school and there was a good attendance of old boys and others interested in the school. The names of the fallen heroes are as follows:– 2nd Lieut. T.B. Bellamy, Captain C.D. Bennett, 2nd Lieut. T.D. Broughton, Captain C.W. Brown, Gunner Philip Brown, Corporal H.S. Caw, Sergt. J. Cockerill, 2nd Lieut. H. Colley (master), Major M.E. Cookson, 2nd Lieut. E.G. Goodman, 2nd Lieut. F.H. Gill, Private W. Hartley, Rifleman W.M. Jowett, Lieut. H. Knowles, 2nd Lieut. C.H. Lee (master), 2nd Lieut. J.C. McIntyre, Captain J.B. McKay, Lance-Corporal A.J. Metcalfe, J.H. [E.] Metcalfe, Private E. Platt, Private C.T.W. Rigby, 2nd Lieut. W.A. Rodwell, Sergt. A.F. Ryder, Lieut. E.J.C. Supple (master), Private F. Thornton, Rifleman H. Tindall, Sergt. H. Walker, Gunner Herbert Watson, 2nd Lieut. Alec Wilson, Private Cameron Wilson, 2nd Lieut. Ian Wilson.

Among the old boys who have gained distinctions are the following:– Military Cross, Second-Lieutenant J.G. Berry, Second-Lieutenant J.B. Hartley, Captain J.T. Hurst, Lieut. P. Jowett, Lieut. J. Petty, and Capt. T.B. Pollard (master); Distinguished Conduct Medal, Corpl. W.A. Murgatroyd; Mentioned in Despatches, Lieut. J. Pethybridge, Capt. Allan Wilson, and many others.

19 July 1918

PLATT – In loving memory of my dear husband, Ernest Platt, who died in Salonica July 20th, 1917.

Death doth hide, but not divide;
Thou art but on Christ’s other side.

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