Ernest Baldwin MM
241590 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 8th November 1918, aged 21
Lived at 44 Grey Street
Buried in Hautmont Communal Cemetery, France
St.Andrews Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 23rd
October 1918 - 26th
October 1918 - 25th
enlisted Burnley, Son of Bolton & Ada Baldwin of 44 Gray Street, Burnley.
M.M. PRESENTED (Burnley Express 26th October 1918)
Owing to the soldier having to return to active
duty after leave on Wednesday evening, the Military Medal won by Lance
Corporal E. Baldwin, 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment., of 44 Grey Street,
Burnley, was presented privately on Wednesday morning in the Mayor’s
Lance Corporal Baldwin joined up in June, 1915, and went to Egypt in 1916.
In February of last year he was transferred to the Western front. While
in Burnley he was employed as a carter by Mr Jonathan Woods, pork butcher.
Ald. Sinclair, in presenting the medal, said he had great pleasure in
pinning the medal on his breast. We in Burnley were always glad to hear
of lads from the town doing well. He went on to say that he was glad the
lads were keeping up the reputation of the East Lancs. We had had a great
number of medals in Burnley, and could not have too many such occasions
as these. The Mayor added that he hoped to welcome Baldwin back for good
in a short time, when we can demand a good and clean peace from the Germans.
Lance Corporal Baldwin is 22 years of age and single, and is on the roll
of honour at the Gospel Hall.