1918 - Ernest Fishlock WW1

Ernest was born Albert Ernest Fishlock on the 6th December 1894 in Cardiff, Wales the eldest son of John and Louisa Fishlock nee Bailey.  His father was a coal carrier born in Oare, and had married Louisa in 1893.

He joined the regiment at Devizes on the 4th September 1914 and they remained in England until they were sent to France in July 1915 and stayed there until June 1917.

On the 29th November 1917 he became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Hampshire Regiment, and eventually he was posted to Salonika

From the 1st to the 30th Sept 1918 the final offensive took place in Salonika.   Ernest was shot in the head on the 1st of Sept and was taken to the 40th Casualty Clearing Station at Gumendje, because his brother was also serving in France it was his aunt Mrs. Charles Euston who lived at the Post Office in Oare who was notified by telegram of his injury.

Ernest was buried at Point 10 Military Cemetery in the Balkan.

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