Ransom, Ernest

BORN DRIFFIELD 09/04/1885. SON OF ELIZA JANE WAITES & GEORGE WILLIAM THOMPSON RANSOM, ABOVE ADDRESS. ONE OF TWELVE CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED AT 46 MIDDLETON STREET IN 1911. EMPLOYED AS A FRENCH POLISHER. MARRIED AT ST MATHEWS CHURCH, ST GEORGES ROAD, HULL, ON 24/05/1915. HIS WIFE ALICE MAY (ARNOLD), LIVED AT 23 NEWINGTON STREET, HULL. (HIS ARMY ADDRESS) HE ENLISTED IN HULL ON 10/12/1915. ARRIVED FRANCE, ON 14/10/1916. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 23/08/1917, AGED 32. HIS WIDOW DIED OF TB, ON 20/09/1917, AGED 23. THEY HAD NO CHILDREN. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOWED MOTHER. HE IS COMMEMORATED AT YPRES AND ON ST MATHEWS CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL. HIS BROTHER, PRIVATE, WILLIAM RANSON, QUEENS WEST SURREY REGIMENT, DIED.OF WOUNDS ON 22/04/1917, AGED 34.
THE WAR RECORDS REVEAL SOME TOUCHING LETTERS FROM MRS RANSOM REQUESTING ERNEST’S EFFECTS, WHICH WERE FORWARDED TO HIS WIDOWS FATHER INSTEAD, MR WILLIAM ARNOLD AT 23 AIRLIE STREET. SHE REQUESTED HER SONS BLOODY IDENTITY DISC AS A MEMORY. MRS RANSOMS HAD SIX SONS SERVING IN FRANCE AND TWO WERE KILLED.


First name:
ERNEST
Military Number:
23/293
Rank:
Private
Date Died
23/08/1917
Place died:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
32
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