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CORDINGLEY, Ernest. Pte 21433 4th Yorks.

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Killed in action 4 Jun 1918. France & Flanders and included on Egglescliffe’s Memorial and was living there on enlistment. He was born in Yarm and his brother Harry is buried in Yarm Cemetery and that is probably why he was eventually included on Yarms war memorial. He was not listed on the original stone but weas included on the parish church tablet in 1952 and copied onto the new memorial tablets in 1962.

His parents John and Martha Cordingley, had two daughters and four sons living with them in Yarm High Street in 1911. John worked at the skin yards as a hyde and skin mart manager and Martha was a confectoner assisted by daughters Beatrice and Florence working from home. Ernest was born in Yarm in 1897 whilst the family were living in Yarm. The family is recorded as living at Orchard House, Egglescliffe Village, Co. Durham after the war.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.