|Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)||118545||1/5th Battalion|
Photo courtesy Janette Pendleton
A native of Crich, Ernest’s mother and father passed away in 1907 and 1908, repetitively, leaving twelve young children who were split between relatives and adoptive parents. Ernest remained at Crich and was adopted by William and Lizzie Piggin. He worked as a stone delver in the quarries. During the war, he served with the 1/5th Foresters and likely enlisted in Feb 1916. After demob, he relocated to South Normanton and worked as a collier. He married Rebecca E Street in 1926 and after her death he married Doris Fletcher in 1936. He had a daughter and two sons.
Medal Roll Index
Awarded Victory and British War Medals.
1901: Top of Town, Crich
RG13 piece 3231 folio 42 page 4
1911: Near Church, Crich
|William||Piggin||Head||42||Sexton Crich Church||Crich|
|Phoebe||Piggin||daughter||14||Spinner cotton factory||Crich|
|Ernest||Bowmer||adopted son||13||Delver in stone quarry||Crich|
RG14PN20985 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED14 SN101
1939 Register: Blackwell
Ernest Bowmer b.28 January 1898; colliery hewer, below ground
Dorothy Bradley (Bowmer) b.28 December 1926; school
two closed records