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

Surname: Clary

DOB: Circa 1891

Age: 26

Birth Town: Bulmer, Suffolk

Resided Town: Great Wardingfield, Suffolk

Nationality: British

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.

Rank: Private

Service Number: 25348

Duty Location: France And Flande


Grave Reference:

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;
During 1916
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of the Transloy Ridges.
During 1917
The Battle of Messines, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of the Menin Road, Operations on the Flanders coast.