Saturday 25 January 2014

Ernest Ardron 1896-1918

Memorial Plaque (also known as Dead Man's Penny)
for Ernest Ardron
(photo by EH)
Q2 1896 in Barnsley (9c 221)

Son of:
Herbert Ardron (b.1868 in Gawber),  Iron Foundry Labourer 1901 and Blacksmith's Striker in 1911 who married Q4 1890 in Belper to
Elizabeth, maiden name Frear or Frean (b.1870 in Holme on Spalding Moor, Yks)

Position in family: Probably the second of 8 children (2 had died before 1911)
1. William Ardron b.1893
2. Ernest Ardron b.Q2 1896 WW1 KILLED

3. Arthur Ardron b.1898
4. Frances May Ardron b.1900
5. Annie Ardron b.1904
6. George Ardron b.Q2 1912
Home address, age and occupation:
1901: 1 Ct 4 House Somerset Street, Barnsley aged 5 years
1911: 8 Wilkinson's Yard, Worsborough Common aged 15 years, Glass Bottle Worker

Marriage: Ernest was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1914/1915 at the age of 18 years
Regiment and Battalion:    13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (1st Barnsley Pals)
Service number and rank:  13/26  Private

Personal information:   ** 

Death:     12 April 1918  age 22 years
CWGC Remembered: Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 8

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Ardron, of 8, Wilkinson's Yard, Worsboro' Common, Barnsley.

Worsborough Common, St Lukes Church, Highstone Road  

Ernest's cousin Harold Ardron, also in the 1st Barnsley Pals, regimental number 13/16 was killed in April 1916 and is remembered on the memorial tablet at Barnsley, St Peter's Church, Doncaster Road.

We are grateful to EH for sending us the picture of the Dead Man's Penny above.  It was given to her great, great grandma when one of her sons died.  

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