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Ernest RILEY

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): Ernest

Place of Birth: Glusburn, Yorkshire

Service No: 3735

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 51st Coy

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-12-27

Awards: ---

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)

Additional Information:

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

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Sergeant Ernest RILEY

Sergeant Ernest RILEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): Ernest

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Morecambe

Number: 3735

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/12/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 20583, R. Lancs Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: RILEY

Forename(s): E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3735

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 51st Coy.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 27/12/1917

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1919

RILEY Ernest of 42 Buxton-street Morecambe Lancashire sergeant H.M. Forces died 27 December 1917 in France Administration Lancaster 22 January to Minnie Riley widow. Effects £238 9s. 8d.

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Marriage Certificate: Ernest Riley to Minnie Ravenscroft at Holy Trinity, Poulton-le-Sands, Lancashire, 29 November 1915

Marriage Certificate: Ernest Riley to Minnie Ravenscroft at Holy Trinity, Poulton-le-Sands, Lancashire, 29 November 1915

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