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Ernest Henry Warren was born on 9 Mar 1894, the son of James WARREN and Elizabeth BEASLEY, in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire.

He was educated from 15 Oct 1900 to 8 Apr 1907 at Knowl Hill School. Knowl Hill in Reading, Berkshire, England. He was recorded as in the census on 31 Mar 1901 at Littlewick Green in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

In Apr 1911 Ernest was a Farm Labourer living at 1 Wickhurst Cottages. Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire with his parents.

He enlisted as a Private in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with Service Number 10504 on 2 Jan 1913 at Aldershot, Hampshire. He left for France on 12 Aug 1914. He suffered a bullet wound to the chest on 14 Sep 1914 in Vailly, Aisne, France when he was taken as a Prisoner Of War. His parents received a letter reporting him missing in action on 25 Oct 1914.Missing In Action

The International Red Cross record him as being held in a prison camp in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany on 18 Feb 1915.

He was awarded the 1914 Star, Victory Medal and British Medal in 1918.

3 soldiers Ernest is on the right of this photograph.

He served 7 years and 86 days with the colours, 4 years and 279 days in Section “B” Army Reserve and 4 years in Section “D” Army Reserve. He was discharged from the regiment on 1 Jan 1929.

Discharge Papers

Ernest married Elizabeth McNevin (from Preston) on 31 Jan 1920 at St John the Evangelist Church, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Although Ernest and Elizabeth lived the rest of their lives in Littlewick Green, their first daughter, Ethel Irene, was born in Fishwick Street, Preston, Lancashire on 17 May 1921. Their other daughter, Elizabeth Louise, was born on 14 Feb 1925 in Berkshire.

He died aged 70 on 8 May 1964 at 3 Council Cottages, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

I also have some photographs of him while he was a POW.

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