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Ernest was born in 1882 to Robert Henry and Sarah Pigford. He had one brother, Frederick, who worked as a painter, and three sisters, Edith, Dorothy and Ethel. Before the war, he had been a school teacher and a house painter. Ernest was killed during the Battle of Jutland, when the Black Prince sank on 31st May 1916. He was aged 34.
23 Victoria Terr Annfield Plain, Lanchester (place of residence as entered in the 1911 census)
Ernest is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent and in Stanley (Harelaw) Cemetery, County Durham.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census. 1911 Census. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929.
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