Ernest Arthur Harlock.

 

Ernest enlisted before the 10/11/1914 in the H C B directly from his home in Ramsey St. Mary's, Huntingdonshire.  He enlisted directly at the H. Q. of the H. C. B.  in St. Mary's Street,  Huntingdon where he was a private, given the number 1019 and posted to C company of the 2/1st Battalion.

Battalion Orders indicate that he was posted to the base depot B. E. F. France on 26th July 1916, he was rationed up to and for that day. Order was part 2 No. 171 issued by W. L. Stephenson, 2/Lieut. & acting Adjutant, 2/1st Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. The order was issued at Well Camp Alford at 8-00 p.m., 28th July 1916.. On entering France he was still listed as being a private in C Company of the 2/1st H.C.B.

At some time in the future he was transferred, still as a private to the Labour Corp, with the Army number 247280.

 

The three soldiers in this photo have kindly been identified by Croydon Onyett as George William Onyett (on left) Ernest Harlock (centre) Fred Harlock (on right) - all as viewed.

This photo, kindly provided by Croydon Onyett shows his father, George William Onyett in the middle flanked on his right by Fred Harlock and on his left Ernest A. Harlock.

 

This soldier was the Great Grandmother's nephew of Paul Chapman who kindly provided some of the information on this soldier.  Paul advises that Ernest also had an elder brother, Reginald Harlock, who was also in the Hunts. Cyclists.

 

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith