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Ernest Plowright

Biography of Private Ernest Plowright (608)
6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly in the 1st, 2nd and 10th Lincs
Died 6 November 1918

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Ernest Plowright

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Aslackby, Lincolnshire

Date of Birth registration:
Apr – Jun 1895

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Bakers Boy


Wife’s Name:
Edith Porter

Date of Marriage:
10th September 1918

Place of Marriage:
Corby Glen, Lincolnshire

Wife’s Date of birth:

Wife’s Place of Birth:

Wife’s father:
Edward Porter

Wife’s Mother:
Eliza Emily Marriott


Father’s Name:
John William Plowright

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Carpenter on farm

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Christian

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Scopwick, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
19 February 1893 Scopwick, Lincolnshire

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Emma Plowright Christian, 1891, Scopwick
James William Plowright, 1893, Scopwick
Ernest Plowright, 1895, Aslackby
James William Plowright, 1896, Aslackby
Florence A Plowright, 1902, Aslackby
Edith Plowright, 1903, Aslackby
John Robert Plowright, 1907, Aslackby
Dorothy Plowright, 1916, Aslackby

1901 Census:
Ernest is living with his parents in Aslackby

1911 Census:
Ernest is living with his parents in Aslackby.

Relatives in services:
Ernest’s’s brother James William Plowright also fought and were killed in WW1. James can be found on our page dedicated to the Aslackby War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 16 December 1918
The sad news has reached Aslackby that Private Ernest Plowright was killed on Nov 4th and Gnr Herbert Gubbings on Nov 6th. Much sympathy is felt with their bereaved parents. Plowright was sleeping in a barn with his mates and he went outside at 11pm to attend to the horses. At that moment he was struck by shell and fatally wounded. His older brother, William has been missing for seven months and it is thought that he is a prisoner. Gubbins had been home on leave and was in the best of health and spirits on his return to France and his parents who live at Graby were expecting him home again shortly. It is understood that he was in the trenches when he received mortal wound from a shell.

Grantham Journal Saturday 1 November 1919
In Memoriam
PLOWRIGHT – In kind remembrance of Pte E Plowright who was killed in action Nov 4th 1918
Greater love hath no man than this – that he lay down his life for his friends.
From his Pal Joe Jackson (Bourne)

PLOWRIGHT – In living and affectional remembrance of my dear husband Pte Ernest Plowright killed in action November 5th 1918.

What would I give his hand to clasp,
His patient face to see,
To bear his voice, see his welcome smile,
That meant so much to me?

I love him in the years gone by-
True love death cannot sever;
If life is past, mu love shall last,
For ever and for ever.

From his sorrowing wife and son (Ernest)- Corby

Attestation Papers:
Not found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Not found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Ernest Plowright, 608, 6th Btn, Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 6th November 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Ernest’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private E Plowright (608) 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 6 November 1918
Remembered with honour Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery

More information:


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.