A RARE & DESIRABLE “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916

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A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916















A RARE “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE
To:

301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY
1/5th LONDON RIFLES


KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916

A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 [BIOGRAPHY] 1883-1916
Ernest Perrin Sowby was born in GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire in 1883 the son of Frederick James Sowby a bank manager and Alice May Sowby (née Harrison). They had three children, Ernest Perrin (1883), Esther M (1886) and Charles M (1890).

In 1911 he was living at Clarence House Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames and was working as a drapers assistant. He married Edith Arabella Northover on 30th August 1915 at St Mary's church Kilburn. A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916

The couple only had 59 days of marriage together before Ernest left for France on 28th October 1915. Ernest was killed in action eight months later on 1st July 1916 and Edith never saw him again.
Ernest's effects of £197 8 shillings and 10 pence were left to his widow Edith Arabella Sowby (Probate 10/10/1917)

A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916 A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916






He attended St Cuthbert's College Sparken Hill Worksop and his name is recorded on the school roll of honour..

KILLED IN ACTION 1st JULY 1916. FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

ERNEST HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE & IS COMMEMORATED WITH ETERNAL HONOUR ON THEIPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, SOMME, FRANCE.

THE PLAQUE IS MINT STATE, TO A MAN WITH A UNIQUE NAME.

£295

A RARE & DESIRABLE  “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE  To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES  KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916

A RARE & DESIRABLE “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916
£295

A RARE & DESIRABLE “FIRST DAY of THE BATTLE of THE SOMME” PLAQUE To: 301389 Pte ERNEST PERRIN SOWBY 1/5th LONDON RIFLES. KILLED-IN-ACTION at GOMMECOURT 1st JULY 1916