Other names: Ernest William
Locations in this story: Hammersmith, LondonEbbesbourne Wake, WiltshireWilton, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Ernest William Oborn was born in Hammersmith, London, on 21 Dec 1888 the son of Arthur Oborn (a Police Constable originally from Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire) and Emily Jane Oborn (nee Smith). He lived his early life in London until by 1911 his father had retired and moved back to Ebbesbourne Wake and become the Innkeeper of the Horseshoe Inn. He enlisted 0n 3 Sep 1914 and joined the 3rd Reserve Cavalry Regiment of the 16th Lancers as a Private (Service No. 8012). He served in the UK only and was declared unfit for further service and discharged on 21 Jun 1915 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 8245. His marriage to Ada Mary Young was recorded at the Wilton, Wiltshire, Registry in 1919. By the time of the 1939 Registry he was living at Vicarage Cottage, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, working as a Bus Driver. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1950. His brother, Henry Arthur Oborn, also served in the conflict and his sister, Emily Beatrice Oborn, served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment in various local Military Hospitals.