Other names: Ernest Edward
Locations in this story: Askerwell, Bridport, DorsetLoders, Burton Bradstock, DorsetNorth Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford, Dorset
Story: Ernest Edward White was born at Askerwell, Bridport, Dorset, on 19th April 1870 and baptised there on 12 Jun 1870 the son of Luke White and Ellen White (nee Gale). He lived his early life at Loders, Burton Bradstock, Dorset. He married Alice Louisa Lathey in Askerwell on 24th Jun 1894. By 1901 the family had moved to 9 North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Ernest worked as a Thatcher. He enlisted on 5th January 1915 and joined the 2/1st Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 250569). He served in the UK only and was eventually discharged as being unfit for further duty on 13th May 1919. He was awarded the Silver War Badge No. B244010. No other medal records are available. The 1921 Census shows him still living in Fontmell Magna, as a Thatcher on the Glyn Estate. His wife, Alice, died in 1929. By the 1939 Register he had moved to Kennyside, East Street, Blandford, Dorset, still working as a Thatcher but noted as being disabled. By the time of his death on 14th April 1947 he had returned to 9 North Street, Fontmell Magna and was buried at St. Andrew's Church on 17th April 1947.