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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Kiveton Park, Yorks
02 Nov 1916
21
31710 - CWGC Website
12861
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte Ernest Seston Worksop Guardian 17 November 1916 News has been received that Pte, Ernest Seston, Sherwood Foresters, who, during the greater part of his life, lived with his cousin, Mrs F. Watkinson, 183, Kilton Road, Worksop, had died of wounds received in action. Being left alone at a very early age, Pte, Seston was taken into the Abbeyhurst Boys Home, where on leaving , being offered various occupations, elected to join the Navy for a number of years, and was sent into training. He joined the Army in August, 1914, and was eleven months in training, subsequently taking part in the Dardanelles, fighting and the landing at Sulva Bay, where he was wounded. Just before Christmas last year he landed in France, and since then he never was able to come over again. He died on November 2nd in the early morning, and was buried on the following day. A nursing sister writes that he did not suffer long before the end came. He has a sister living at Rotherham. Many Worksop people will recall the young soldier, as he was well known in the town. He would have been 23 next February.
CWG additional Information:- Son of George and Emma Seston, of No. 2 Bungalow, Ravensfield Common, Rotherham. Native of Kiveton Park, Sheffield. Also served at Suvla Bay. Buried Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte, France Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Ernest Seston - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ernest Seston - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle