Private Ernest William Bruton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

8 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Engineering apprentice


Clark's Machine Tool Co, Dunstable Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

55 Ash Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital

Grave Location

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 13th April 1918
Pte Ernest William Bruton

Pte Ernest William Bruton, 202636, 9th Battalion Essex Regiment, died in the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, France, on April 8th, 1918, following gunshot wounds in the back of the neck sustained on the battlefield. He was aged 22 and single.

An old boy of Queen Square School and a former member of the Excelsior football team, Luton, he was a son of Hannah Mary and the late Walter Bruton. At the time of Ernest's death his widowed mother was living at 55 Ash Road, Luton.

Before being called up in March 1917, he had been apprenticed to Clark's Machine Tool Co, Dunstable Road and was for a time employed at Putney. He had been in France since January 1918.

Individual Location

Pte Ernest William Bruton

Author: Deejaya

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