Other names: Ernest James
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireGillingham, DorsetBlackford, SomersetFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, FranceSt. Michael's Church, Blackford, Somerset
Story: Ernest James Mullins was born in 1883 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He was the son of Adam Mullins, a market gardener, and Sarah Priscilla Galpin, a dressmaker. In 1904 Ernest married Ethel Bessie Miles from Gillingham. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living in Blackford in Somerset with their four year old son and Ernest was working as a farm labourer. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 19046) and served in France & Flanders. He died on 11th January 1917 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France. He is remembered on the War Memorial and Roll of Honour in St. Michael's Church, Blackford, Somerset.