Bulmer & District
Bulmer & District History Group
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Earnest Clary lived at Finch Hill, Bulmer in 1913.
He served with the Middlesex Regt. And later with the 12th East Surreys.
First Name: Ernest Alert
DOB: Circa 1891
Birth Town: Bulmer, Suffolk
Resided Town: Great Wardingfield, Suffolk
Date of Death: 07/06/1917
Fate: Killed in Action
Information: Parents: George and Eliza Clary, of Bulmer, Essex; husband of Gertrude E. Ratcliffe (formerly Clary), of Upshire Green, Great Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk.
Service Number: 25348
Duty Location: France And Flande
XIII. K. 18.
VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3 West –Vlaanderen. Belgum
12th East Surry’s (Service) Battalion (Bermondsey)
14.05.1915 Formed by the Mayor and Borough of Bermondsey and then moved to Witley to join the 122nd Brigade of the 41st Division.
Feb 1916 moved to Aldershot.
02.05.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The Battle of Flers-
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of the Menin Road, Operations on the Flanders coast.