Ernest Edwin Grace (c.1886-1915)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- GRACE, ERNEST EDWIN. Private. No 2650. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Frederick and Louie Grace of Crewe. Husband of May Grace, 96 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Employed as a crane driver at Messrs Holmes's iron foundry at Turnbridge. Killed in action, 10.7.1915, aged 29 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 41.
- His widow received a letter from Lieutenant Stott, of 'C' Company, 1/5th Battalion, who wrote that, 'Private Grace was a very faithful and most trustworthy servant to me for a long time. I shall never get one to equal him. He was buried last night in a little military cemetery just behind the trenches. His grave will be carefully cared for while we are in this sector.'
- ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road; Huddersfield Salvation Army Citadel; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ERNEST EDWIN GRACE
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Saturday, July 10, 1915
- age: 29 years
- record ID: 440129
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #440129)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1407226)