Obituary of Ernest Ferneyhough printed in the Macclesfield Times 26 October 1917

Obituary of Ernest Ferneyhough printed in the Macclesfield Times 26 October 1917

known 26th October 1917

IN GERMAN DUG-OUT: DYERS’ SOCIETY OFFICIAL SUCCUMBS – Mrs Ferneyhough, 190 Newton St, Macclesfield, has received a letter from a soldier serving in a Liverpool regiment informing her of the death of her husband, Pte Ernest Ferneyhough, Ches Regt, who was officially reported missing on July 31st. The communication… is dated August 9th, and… [was received] last Thursday It appears that the writer and Pte Ferneyhough were taken prisoners on the first day of the big push, the latter being wounded. They were placed in a German dug-out and whilst waiting to be taken to hospital Pte Ferneyhough died from the effects of his wound. Pte Ferneyhough was born in Macclesfield thirty-one years ago, and in his boyhood attended Duke Street Day School. He was connected with St John’s Church, and leaves one child. Pte Ferneyhough was formerly employed at Mr Mellor’s dyeworks, the Dams, where he had been engaged for seventeen years. He joined the Colours at the latter end of August 1916, and was drafted to France the following December. The late Pte Ferneyhough was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Dyers. His brother, Pte Arthur Ferneyhough, joined the Manchester Regt shortly after the outbreak of war.

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    Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army 45645 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 15366 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 268167 Private Cheshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion