CARLINE, ERNEST 241781 Corporal 1/6th Battalion (T.F.) 165th Brigade 55th Division

THE KING’S ( LIVERPOOL REGIMENT )

Born Liverpool  Enlisted Liverpool  Living Leyland

Killed in Action  France / Flanders  20th September 1917

Ref: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 13.

Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser Sat 29th September 1917

Word has been received in Leyland of the death in action on Sept. 20th, by a sniper, of Cpl Carline (35), King’s Liverpool Regiment, who was formerly in business at Leyland as a fishmonger and poulterer.

Chorley Weekly News 29th September 1917

Information was received in Leyland yesterday morning (Friday) by relatives of the death in France on the 20th instant of Cpl Ernest Carline, who for 15 years was connected with the firm of Messrs

Carline, fish salesmen, Leyland. To the deceased soldier’s mother in Liverpool, Capt. Albert Jones, King’s Liverpools writes:- “It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son, who was killed by a sniper as he was leading a party of men in the offensive of Sept. 20th. He was an excellent soldier and did his duty well. All his comrades join with me in tendering you our deepest sympathy.” (A similar report appears in the Preston Guardian of the same date. Strangely, yet another report, virtually the same, appears in the P.G. of 20th Oct. 1917).

Lancashire Daily Post Friday 28th September 1917

‘Leyland Soldiers Killed in Action.’ – A report of the deaths of Ernest Carline and Thos. B. Pendreigh.

Word has been received at Leyland of the death in action on 20th Sept., by a sniper, of Corporal

Ernest Carline (33) King’s Liverpool Regiment, who was formerly in business at Leyland as a fishmonger and poulterer.

Ditto: Monday 8th October 1917

“Killed in Action”

CARLINE – Killed in Action September 20th, by a sniper, Corpl Ernest Carline, King’s Liverpool Rifles, – 7 Chapel Brow, Leyland.

Ernest Carline’s name appears on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

Mural Plaque in St. Andrew’s, Leyland

St. Ambrose Memorial, Moss Lane, Leyland

Mural Plaque in St. Ambrose, Leyland

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

With no known grave, Ernest Carline’s name is on the:-

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, BELGIUM

The men of the King’s Liverpools are commemorated on Panels 31 to 34.

Son of John and Margaret Carline, 66 Garrick Street, Smithdown Road, Liverpool. Age 32. The Tyne Cot Memorial is located 9 km north-east of Ieper town centre.

Brigadier James, ‘Records’: The 55th Division was engaged on the 20th September 1917 in the first day of the ‘Battle of Menin Road’ in the Yprès Salient: this was part of 3rd Yprès.

Note:- The 6th King’s were known as the 6th (Territorial Rifles) Battalion.

Carline, Ernest. WE Waring  2003