|Royal Scots Fusiliers||201342||1/5th Battalion|
Photo courtesy Beatrice Phillips
Ernest was born in Matlock in about 1895 and worked as a cab driver. He had a brother Ezra who was also killed in the war, and he is on Matlock Roll of Honour. Ernest was killed on 1st October 1918 and is buried at Anneux British Cemetery.
Ernest Gregory married Beatrice Murden in the March quarter of 1915 in the Belper reigistration district. They had two daughters: Doris (b.1915) and Connie (b.1916).
On a seat at Coddington overlooking the valley towards Holloway (one of the most beautiful views in England) is this plaque – E.G. is believed to be Ernest Gregory and J.G. to be John Gough, who is also on the Roll of Honour.
1918 Crich voters
Ernest Gregory, Crich Carr; absent on military service.
Belper News 15 June 1934
CRICH CARR RESIDENT
FUNERAL OF MRS B GREGORY
The funeral took place on Saturday, at Crich Parish Churchyard, of Mrs Beatrice Gregory (40)of Crich Carr, widow of Mr Ernest Gregory who was killed in the war.
|Date of Death||01/10/18|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Cemetery||ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY|
Soldiers' Effects Book
Ernest Gregory; 1/5th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers; Private 201342; killed in action France 1.10.18; War Gratuity £14; paid out o:
3.4.19 widow Beatrice£10 18s 11d
6.5.19 widow Beatrice £21 17s 8d for children
1901: Matlock Bank
RG13 piece 3266 folio 100 page 35
1911: Limetree Road, Matlock
|Annie||Gregory||daughter||23||General servant domestic||Darley|
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