12-1833 Pte Ernest Albert JARVIS 12th Sheffield City Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916
Ernest was born at Pitsmoor, Sheffield c.1895. The 1901 census shows him living at 54 Thurzo Street, Nether Hallam, Sheffield with his parents Ernest and Mary and his sister Beatrice.
On 4th November 1915 he enlisted aged 20 and was placed in the ranks of the 15th Reserve Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. At this time his given address is 34 Hawksworth Road, Sheffield and he was employed as a clerk.
Subsequent service papers show his family move to 99 Burgoyne Road, Walkley, Sheffield.
On the 11th May 1916 Ernest is posted to France where he joins his battalion, the 12th City Battalion, the Sheffield pals. Records show that he has qualified as a 2nd class bomber.
On the 1st July 1916 the Sheffield pals went over the top to take part in the attack on the village of Serre. History shows that this was a huge failure resulting in very heavy losses to the pals battalions. Ernest was one of those lost that day, he was reported missing and his body never found. He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval memorial.