Gerrard, Ernest –

Husband of Mrs. Gerrard, of 22, Battenberg Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Worked for ten years a driver on the Dunscar and Farnworth routes for the Bolton Corporation Tramways Department. Enlisted April 1915. A fire broke out close to some ammunition, and in attempting to warn a comrade of the danger, both were caught in the explosion of the ammunition and killed.

Personal details

  • Surname: Gerrard
  • Forename: Ernest
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 31
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 13th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Gunner
  • Unit: "D" Battery. (3rd East Lancashire Brigade)
  • Service number: 690377
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 09/04/1915 12/10/1917 07/12/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 9f 6d/e* S15*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 12/10/1917

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