PRIDE, Ernest [of Farndon]

L/Cpl., 8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

By George Harper

 Lance Corporal Ernest Pride was the son of John a local maltster and Alice who lived in Farndon Fields. He worked for a local butcher, Clutterbuck, in Newark before joining up in the 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters and he served in France for about 14 months. He was regarded as a good NCO and had a cheerful outlook on life. He was killed on July 13th 1916 at the age of19 in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme. The Battalion had relieved the Liverpool Scottish Regiment in the front line near Bellacourt when B Company lines were subjected to a heavy German bombardment. Ernest was killed by a shell from a trench mortar and is commemorated at Bellacourt military cemetery.

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