Names on Blackford War Memorial 1

Ernest James Mullins

Surname: Mullins
Other names: Ernest James
Other people in this story:
Adam Mullins
Sarah Priscilla Mullins née Galpin
Ethel Bessie Mullins née Miles
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Gillingham, Dorset
Blackford, North Cadbury, Somerset
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
St. Michael's Church, Blackford, Somerset
Castle Cary, Somerset

Ernest James Mullins was born, along with his twin sister, Bessie Ada, in 1883 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He was the son of Adam Mullins, a market gardener, and Sarah Priscilla Mullins (née Galpin), a dressmaker. At the time of the 1901Census he was boarding at Wyke, Gillingham, Dorset and working as a Groom. On 13th October, 1904 Ernest married Ethel Bessie Miles in Gillingham. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living in Blackford, North Cadbury, Somerset where Ernest was working as a farm labourer.

Ernest enlisted in Castle Cary, Somerset, as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 22569). He later transferred to the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 19046) and served in France & Flanders. He was presumed killed in action at the Somme 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.  

  • Blackford War Memorial
  • Names on Blackford Memorial 2
  • Blackford Roll of Honour
  • St. Michael's Church, Blackford

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