Ernest Heley Dennis


Royal Field Artillery 223483 460 Btty; 15th Bde

Lea Mills postcard

Ernest Dennis in Ww1

His younger brother Reuben (not a Lea Mills worker) also served during the War. He was with the Derbyshire Yeomanry.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Dennis Ernest H, RFA Gnr 223483

Newspaper report

High Peak News 21 April 1917

newspaper photo of Ernest Dennis 1917

Trooper Dennis son of Mr. F. Dennis, is at home on leave from the trenches, where he has been for over two years. He returned to duty on Wednesday. Trooper Dennis has seen a good deal of active service and we all wish him well.

NB his photo looks different to the Lea Mills postcard. He would have been aged 31 in 1917 and married.

Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley

Jan 24th / 18
Dear Sir
I have Received your parcel it was very kind of you to send me such A usefull parcel I ham in Lady Forester HomeĀ  Llandudno & I ham pleased to say I ham going on well I hope I shall be able to come and see you all again before I go back
Well I think this is All from your fellow workman
Gunner E. H. Dennis
Lady Forrester Home, Llandudno, North Wales
Best Wishes for The New Year

Lady Forester Home in Llandudno

Lady Forester Convalescent Home Llandudno, built in 1902
Lady Forester’s was one of half a dozen buildings in Llandudno requisitioned by either the military or the Red Cross for use as hospitals during the First World War.
Thousands of British soldiers were billeted in Llandudno during the War


1901: Tansley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Francis Dennis Head 42 Joiner tape mill Tansley
Hannah Dennis wife 48   Tansley
Ernest H Dennis son 15 Tape weaver cotton Tansley
Reuban H Dennis son 12   Tansley
Carrie Dennis daughter 8   Tansley

RG13 piece 3265 folio 50 page 18

1911: Thatchers Lane, Tansley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ernest Hely Dennis Head 25 Hosiery dresser Tansley
Charlotte Dennis wife 21   Darley

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