Ernest Picking

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Ernest Picking

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                               Royal Navy

Rank:                                      Stoker

Service Number:                    107398

Date of Enlisting:                   24.7.1908

Date of death:                        10.1.1963

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
                                             St Mary’s burial ground, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

 

Ernest enlisted with the Navy on 24th July 1908.  He was a stoker, Service Number 107398. He served on various ships over the years and was based at Chatham, Kent when War broke out.  Ernest was mobilised to the Mediterranean Theatre of War in 1916 and was serving on HMS Cornwallis when on 9th January she was torpedoed and sunk of Malta.  He survived the War and was demobbed on 8th March 1919.  He died at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 10th January 1963.

Ernest was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. 

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and is buried in St Marys burial ground, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                20.4.1890

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      Not known

 

Ernest was born on 20th April 1890 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire the third son of John and Caroline (nee Waldock) Picking.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. His Navy records state he was a butcher’s assistant before enlisting.

Ernest married Jessie M W Norman but it is not known when nor if they had any children.

Ernest died at Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 10th January 1963 and is buried in St Marys burial ground, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

 

Commentary:

Name:

Ernest Picking

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

10.1.1963

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Stoker

Regiment:

Royal Navy

Battalion:

 

Regimental Number:

107398

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Mediterranean

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