Other names: Ernest Edward
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireFrance & FlandersPloegsteert Memorial, FlandersDairy 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.