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Ernest Townsend

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Townsend

Ernest

3/536

Pte

5 Wilts

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Lowden

20

Devizes

1 Timber St, Chippenham

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

09/04/1916

Mesopotamia

Killed in action

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Basra Memorial

Panel 30 and 64

Iraq

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Eden and Charlotte Townsend (Parents) 1 Timber St Chippenham

Notes

E Townsend 536 Pte of the Wiltshire Regiment reported as missing.

Wilts Times 1 July 1916

Pte E Townsend, 20, the son of Eden and Charlotte Townsend. Reported missing after an engagement in the Persian Gulf April 9 1916. Now reported dead.

Thy word is true, Thy will is just.
To thee we leave him, Lord in trust.

1 Timber Street

Wilts Times 1 December 1917

In loving memory of Pte E Townsend aged 20 of the 5th Wiltshire Regiment who was reported killed in the Persian Gulf April 5th 1918 youngest son of Eden Townsend, 56 Woodlane, Chippenham.

In freedoms name he suffered,
For righteous he died;
His not to see the victory,
And welcome it with pride.
Greater love hath no man than this

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paul’s Church

St Andrew’s Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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