A biography of the military career of Private Ernest Weedon who served in Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Private Ernest Weedon

Serving Soldiers' Biographies

Private Ernest Weedon 10866 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Eaton Bray School Football Team 1907
Ernest bottom row left

Ernest was born in Prentice Lane Eaton Bray in 1893 to parents William Weedon a Farm Labourer from Ivinhoe Aston Buckinghamshire and Hannah nee Oakins of Dagnall Buckinghamshire.

Ernest like his father became a Farm Labourer as shown on the 1911 census.

Not known when he joined up but his Medal Card would suggest it was in 1916 when he enlisted as 25591 the Bedfordshire Regiment.

He was transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and on 5th October 1916 he died from wounds at the Somme.

Buried Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France Grave 111 E16.