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Lance Corporal 17265 Ernest WILLIAMSON of 20th Bn., Manchester Regiment

Killed in Action Saturday 15th April 1916, France & Flanders, age 19

Home address:16 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Ellen Williamson and William Williamson of 16 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Weaver, Cotton Mill
He enlisted in:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France,   V. C. 17.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the Manchester Evening News, Friday 28th April 1916, page 4, column 6:

Killed instantly by a “Canister” on the 15th inst.