Private Ernest Jordan, 50821

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private Ernest Jordan, 50821

Date of Birth:   1892

Address:   5, Park Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

John Jordan (chimney Sweep)

Mary Ann

Occupation before the war:   Shoe finisher

Siblings Names:

George Wolfe b1883  |  Harriett Ann b1885  |  Mary Elizabeth b1888  |

Florence Ada Annie b1896  |  Mahlon Iritts Wolfe b1902  |  John Frank b1905

Date Died:   7.6.1917

Age:  25

Place of Death:   Belgium

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Ypres (Menin Gate) Mem., Belgium

Cause of death:   Killed in action


Batt – 11th Battalion

Cheshire Regiment


British War Medal

Victory Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • On the 21st November 1914, Ernest married Emma Eliza Smith in the Parish Church in Anstey.
  • They had two children, Archibald Frank born on the 27th February 1915 and Ernest, born on the 27th October 1916; both children were born in Anstey.
  • Ernest attested into the Army on a Short Service engagement (For the Duration of the War, with the Colours and in the Army Reserve.) on the 8th December 1915 in Leicester.
  • He, his age as 23 years and 287 days.
  • He gave his wife Emma Eliza Jordan of 5, Park Road, Anstey as his next of kin.
  • He was 5 foot 9¾ inches in height, weighed 146 pounds and he had a chest measurement of between 34 and 37 inches. His physical development was described as good.
  • He gave his religion as Congregational.
  • His record of service began when he was placed on the Army Reserve on the 8/12/15. Mobilised and posted to the Depot of the Leicestershire Regiment as a private, service number 36927 on the 9/12/15.
  • Joined the Leicestershire Regiment on the 24/1/17.
  • Posted to the 5th Training Reserve Battalion, and allotted the service number 5/17389, at Rugeley Camp on the 27/1/17.
  • Embarked at Folkestone to join the British Expeditionary Force in France on the 3/5/17.
  • Disembarked at Boulogne on the 3/5/17.
  • Joined the 32nd Infantry Brigade Depot at Etaples on the 4/5/17.
  • Posted to the 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment and allotted the service number 50821 on the 20/5/17.
  • Joined the 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, in the field on the 21/5/17.
  • Missing, in the field on the 7/6/17. Reported killed in action, in the field on the 7/6/17.