Ernest Widdison


Submitted by Richard Widdison

Ernest was Richard's Grandfather

Ernest enlisted into the royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner, then transferred to the Royal Engineers Signals as a Switchboard Operator.

Text from Richard "I know he spent some time in Turkey and the story goes a cigarette case stopped a bullet killing him ( the bullet hit the case) whilst he was in hospital the cigarette case was stolen. That is the story I was told when I was young."

He lived at 9 Boyland Place Neepsend.










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