Ernest William Oborn

Surname: Oborn
Other names: Ernest William
Other people in this story:
Arthur Oborn
Emily Jane Oborn (nee Smith)
Ada Mary Young
Henry Arthur Oborn
Emily Beatrice Oborn
Locations in this story:
Hammersmith, London
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Wilton, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Bower Chalke, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire

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 became the Innkeeper of the Horseshoe Inn.  Ernest enlisted on 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 due to heart problems and discharged on 21 Jun 1915 being awarded the Silver War Badge No. 8245.  His marriage to Ada Mary Young was recorded at the Wilton, Wiltshire, Registry in 1919.  The 1921 census shows him living in Bower Chalke, Ebbesbourne Wake, working as a Power Station Engine Driver. By the time of the 1939 Registry he is recorded at Vicarage Cottage, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, now working as a Bus Driver.  His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1950 and he was buried at Ebbesbourne Wake on 23 Apr 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.


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