Biography of Private Ernest Plowright (608)
6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly in the 1st, 2nd and 10th Lincs
Died 6 November 1918

Soldier

  • Name: Ernest Plowright
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: John William Plowright
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Carpenter on farm

Mother

  • Name: Sarah Elizabeth Christian
  • DOB: 1872
  • Place Of Birth: Scopwick, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 19 February 1893 Scopwick, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Emma Plowright Christian, 1891, Scopwick
    James William Plowright, 1893, Scopwick
    Ernest Plowright, 1895, Aslackby
    James William Plowright, 1896, Aslackby
    Florence A Plowright, 1902, Aslackby
    Edith Plowright, 1903, Aslackby
    John Robert Plowright, 1907, Aslackby
    Dorothy Plowright, 1916, Aslackby

Census

  • 1901: Ernest is living with his parents in Aslackby, Lincolnshire
  • 1911: Ernest is living with his parents in Aslackby, Lincolnshire

Relatives in services

  • Ernest’s’s brother James William Plowright also fought and were killed in WW1. James can be found on our page dedicated to the Aslackby War Memorial.

Wife

  • Name: Edith Porter
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Corby, Lincolnshire, England

Marriage

  • Date of Marriage: 10th September 1918
  • Place of Marriage: Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, England

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Edward Porter
  • Mother: Eliza Emily Marriott

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 16 December 1918
    Aslackby
    The sad news has reached Aslackby that Private Ernest Plowright was killed on Nov 4th and Gnr Herbert Gubbings on Nov 6th. Much sympathy is felt with their bereaved parents. Plowright was sleeping in a barn with his mates and he went outside at 11pm to attend to the horses. At that moment he was struck by shell and fatally wounded. His older brother, William has been missing for seven months and it is thought that he is a prisoner. Gubbins had been home on leave and was in the best of health and spirits on his return to France and his parents who live at Graby were expecting him home again shortly. It is understood that he was in the trenches when he received mortal wound from a shell.

    Grantham Journal Saturday 1 November 1919
    In Memoriam
    PLOWRIGHT – In kind remembrance of Pte E Plowright who was killed in action Nov 4th 1918
    Greater love hath no man than this – that he lay down his life for his friends.
    From his Pal Joe Jackson (Bourne)

    PLOWRIGHT – In living and affectional remembrance of my dear husband Pte Ernest Plowright killed in action November 5th 1918.

    What would I give his hand to clasp,
    His patient face to see,
    To bear his voice, see his welcome smile,
    That meant so much to me?

    I love him in the years gone by-
    True love death cannot sever;
    If life is past, mu love shall last,
    For ever and for ever.

    From his sorrowing wife and son (Ernest)- Corby

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Ernest Plowright, 608, 6th Btn, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th November 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private E Plowright (608) 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 6 November 1918
    Remembered with honour Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne
  • Killed in action

 

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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