Private Ernest John Bignell

Army Number: 4962029

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Son of William and Nellie Bignell, of 29, Church Street, Derby.  He was a blacksmith prior to enlisting at Derby into the 5th  Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 28th May 1915. He was discharged 28th January 1916 being underage. He re-enlisted and served in Egypt and the Middle East, probably with the 1st Garrison Battalion.  He died of illness 22nd November 1920, aged 21.

Buried: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Row G. Grave 97.