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Place of Birth: Glusburn, Yorkshire
Service No: 3735
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 51st Coy
Division: 17th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. D. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Ernest Riley was the son of Eli and Elizabeth Riley, née Earnshaw. Eli was born at Bradley near Skipton and Elizabeth at Glusburn, Yorkshire.
1891 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Croft Head Terrace - Ernest Riley, aged 2 months, born Glusburn, son of Eli and Elizabeth Riley.
1901 Morecambe, Lancashire Census: Carleton Street - Ernest Riley, aged 10 years, born Glusburn, Yorkshire, son of Eli and Elizabeth Riley.
Ernest was married to Minnie Ravenscroft in 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Ernest Riley, 3735, Machine Gun Corps & 20583, Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt Ernest Riley, 3735, 51 Coy. M.G.C. Date and Place of Death: 27.12.17 in action France or Belgium.To whom Authorised: Widow & Grantee - Minnie Guilbert. Amount Authorised: £21 13s. 1d. [Minnie married Robert James Guilbert in 1919.]
Ernest is commemorated on Morecambe & Heysham Cenotaph.
Photograph: 'Morecambe Visitor & Heysham Chronicle' (9 January 1918) - kindly supplied by the ‘Lancaster Military Heritage Group’ website.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Sergeant Ernest RILEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division
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