Private Ernest Farrigh Napier

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Date of Death

21 Sep 1918


Vauxhall Motors Ltd

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United Kingdom

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58 New Bedfor Road
United Kingdom

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Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 24th October 1918
Pte Ernest Farrigh Napier

Pte Ernest Farrigh Napier, 291545, 1st Herts Regiment, was killed in action in France on September 21st, 1918. Aged 24, he was the youngest of seven sons of James and Anne Napier, who ran the Moor Path Tea Rooms in New Bedford Road, Luton.

Ernest was working at Vauxhall Motors before joining up. He entered the London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers (No 493667) and afterwards saw service with the Kensington Rifles and the Bedfordshire Regiment before joining the Hunts Cyclists attached to the Herts Regiment. He had been wounded twice, once with the Bedfords.

A brother, Cpl Albert Edward Napier, was killed in action in France on May 23rd, 1915.

Pte Ernest Farrigh Napier

Author: Deejaya

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