Monday, 30 May 2016

Ernest Riddiough 1893 -1915

Cpl Ernest Riddiough - Barnsley Chronicle 21st August 1915
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 1893

Military Service:

Regiment and Battalion York and Lancaster, "C" Coy 5th Battalion
Service number and rank: 1818 Corporal
Entered Theatre of War: Egypt 13th April 1915
Awards: The British War Medal and the Victory Medal and the 1915 Star

Death:    17th July 1915  age 22  

CWGC Remembered: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Panel Reference: 36 and 55

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of John and Esther Annie Riddiough, 20 Summer Street Barnsley.
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial (he is listed as a Private)

Links & Notes:

Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission


  1. Ernest was my grandmother's brother. I have the original of that photo too.

    1. Hi Karen, the Barnsley War Memorials Project are doing a Roll of Honour for all the Barnsley men who lost their lives in WW1. They would love to have a better photo of your great uncle for the ceremonial book. Please contact
      Barnsley Historian

    2. I sent the photo on an email a week ago to with a brief description but have had no acknowledgement.

    3. Hi Karen - I'm sorry but I have no record of receiving your photo. I would normally acknowledge receipt straight away. Would you mind sending it again please. Thank you for chasing this up - whilst we have the photo above, a scan of an original is so much clearer. Many thanks Gill

  2. Hi Karen, I have emailed my colleague to enquire as to whether she has received your email. I am if you want to send the photo to me instead. Sorry. Maybe she has been away? Linda