Ernest was born in 1879 to Edwin Magnall (FM006) and Mary Ann Jones (FM007).
The 1881 Census shows that Edwin was living with his parents at 14 Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe, LAN. I have been unable to find the family in the 1891 census but by the time of the 1901 Census they had moved to 35 Eton Hill Road in Radcliffe and Ernest was working as a warp dresser. He married Florence Aspey in 1897 (Bury 1897 Q3 8c 806) and they had a daughter, Lily, who was born in 1898 in Radcliffe.
On the 1st September 1914 Ernest was living at 48 Bright Street in Radcliffe when he signed up in Manchester for the RAMC (TF) for two years. Apparently he had already served 7 years with the RAMC and had been discharged. He was 34 years and 3 months old, 5' 4 1/2" tall', and a 36" chest. His service record (regimental number 354340) shows that he served as follows:
The 3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance was originally part of the East Lancashire Division (TF) which was redesignated the 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division on the 25th May 1915.
Ernest was awarded the British War Medal (see below) and the Victory Medal.
After the war Ernest returned to 48 Bright Street.
We think that Ernest died in 1956 aged 76 years old (RoD Edwin E Magnall Barton 1956 Q3 10b 223 age 76)
Return to my home page