Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

Ernest Edward Hibberd

Surname: Hibberd
Other names: Ernest Edward
Other people in this story:
Frank Hibberd
Ellen Hibberd
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Ploegsteert Memorial, Flanders
Dairy Cottages, Semley, Wiltshire

Story:
Ernest Edward Hibberd was born in 1899 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of Frank Hibberd, a Milk Factory Hand, and Ellen Hibberd. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Dairy Cottages, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 41320). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 13th April 1918 and his name appears on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium (Panel 6). He is remembered on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St. Leonard's Church.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives