Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Private Ernest Farnsworth

Private Ernest Farnsworth, number 2961, 2/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) was one of the soldiers killed at the Battle of Mount Street during the Easter Rising.

Born in Sheffield in 1891, he was living at 16 Ashover Terrace, Manning Street, Nottingham when he enlisted on the 5th October 1914.

His brother William Farnsworth was to die in France and Flanders the following year.

Nottingham Roll of Honour

William Farnsworth

Ernest is not commemorated on the Nottingham Roll of Honour.

UPDATE 27th APRIL 1916
Having been omitted from the Nottingham Roll of Honour, Ernest Farnsworth's name now appears on the list.

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