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Lance Corporal 17265 Ernest WILLIAMSON
20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

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

Home address:16 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Ellen Williamson and William Williamson
16 Read Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Weaver, Cotton Mill
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France,
plot V, row C, grave 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.