Ernest William Kingsley

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Ernest William Kingsley


Military History:        


Regiment:                               Royal Horse Artillery

Rank:                                      Gunner

Service Number:                    223843

Date of Enlisting:                   13.3.1917

Date of death:                        12.4.1961

Cemetery/ Memorial:            St Mary’s churchyard, Ashwell

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Ernest enlisted on 13th March 1917.  He was a gunner with P Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. It appears P Battery was based in Woolwich so Ernest would have spent the War in England.  He survived the war and died in Ashwell on 12th April 1961. 

He is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Ashwell and commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                c1873

Birth Place:                   Kelshall, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      5.6.1912


Ernest was the only son of John and Agnes (nee Harper) born in Kelshall, Hertfordshire c1873.   

Ernest married Georgina Elizabeth Phillips in Wyddial, Hertfordshire on 5th June 1912.  They had one son, Derrick Phillip born 25th April 1914.

Ernest was a cashier to Messrs E.K. & H. Fordham Ltd, brewers, and his son Derrick held this position after him.

He died at the Lister Hospital on 17th April 1961.





Ernest William Kingsley

Birth Place:

Kelshall, Hertfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




Royal Horse Artillery


P Battery

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This page was added on 29/06/2017.