Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ernest Christopher Elmhirst 1895-1915

2nd Lieutenant Ernest Christopher Elmhirst's Medal Card (from Ancestry)

Q1 1895 in Laxton, Yorkshire

Son of:
William Heaton Elmhirst,
vicar at Laxton, Yorkshire in 1901, Clergyman of Est Church, living on private means 1911, living at Pindar Oaks, Barnsley
Married 19th November 1890 in Felkirk to
Mary Elmhirst (nee Knight) daughter of William Knight, Clerk in Holy Orders

Position in family: The third of 9 children

1. William Elmhirst, born Q1 1892 in Hemsworth (which includes South Kirby) WW1 KILLED
2. Leonard Knight Elmhirst, b Q3 in Howden (which includes Laxton)

3. Ernest Christopher Elmhirst, b Q1 1895 in Howden WW1 KILLED
4. Thomas Elmhirst, b Q1 1896 in Howden
5. Edward Elmhirst, b Q4 1897 in Howden (died Q1 1898)
6. James Victor Elmhirst, b Q4 1898 in Howden
7. Richard Elmhirst b Q3 1900 in Howden
8. Alfred Octavius Elmhirst, b Q3 1901 in Howden
9. Irene Rachel Elmhirst, b Q4 1902 in Howden2. 

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: Rhyddings Road, Ilkley, Yorkshire - probably schoolboy, aged 6  - with his brother Thomas, aged 5
1911: Malvern School, aged 16

Marriage: He was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion:   Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Rank:  Second Lieutenant

Personal information:   ***

Death:     7 August 1915  aged 20
Remembered on:  Helles Memorial, Gallipolli
Grave Reference: Panel 117 to 119

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of the Rev. W. H. and Mrs Elmhirst, of "Elmhirst", Barnsley, Yorks.


St Mary's Church, Memorial Plaque, Worsbro' Village

Elmhirst Tablet, St Mary's Church, Worsbro' Village
Thurgoland War Memorial
Worsborough Combined Memorial, St Thomas And St James Church, WorsboroughDale

A blog about researching
Ernest Christopher and his brother William can be found here.

Barnsley Chronicle 7 October 1916
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Second-Lieut. E C Elmhirst
Now Presumed Killed 

Second-Lieut. E C Elmhirst, who was officially reported missing at Suvla Bay on August 11 or 12 1915, is now presumed killed.  The third son of the Rev. W H Elmhirst, of Barnsley, he was educated at Stancliffe Hall and Malvern College, and was articled to Messrs. Fennell and Green, mining engineers, of Wakefield, when he volunteered for service.  His eldest brother, Captain W. Elmhirst, is serving on the Front, and another brother was on the Indomitable at the sinking of the Blucher, and is now Flight Lieutenant in the Naval Air Service. 

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