Pitts, Ernest Arthur

Ernest Arthur 


1894 - 1916
Rank Corporal
Service no.12403
DiedJune 15, 1916



Ernest Arthur

Ernest was born in 1894 in Leicester to Arthur William Pitts, a shoe machine sewer, and Emma (nee Daniels).
He was one of 6 children-
Rose Mary 1892
Ernest Arthur 1894
Florence May 1897
Bertha 1898
William George 1904
Arthur William 1909

In 1901 census the family lived at 107 Nedham St., Leicester and by 1911 census they had moved to 129 Nedham St. where Ernest, aged 16, is listed as a decorator and house painter.

Ernest enlisted aged 20 and became Lance Corporal 12403 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He went to France on 29.7.1915 and was Killed in Action on 15.7.1916. He is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 2C & 3A).