- Born: Cir 1885, Norwich, Norfolk
- Marriage (1): TOOKE, Edith Maud in Dec 1907 in Norwich, Norfolk
- Died: 31 Dec 1917, France aged about 32
Unit Text:113th Coy.
Date of Death:31/12/1917
Additional information:Son of Edward and Mary Ann Cawdron; husband of Edith Maud Cawdron, of 2, Ropemaker Row, Drayton Rd., Norwich.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:VIII. E. 20.
Cemetery:ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT
Etricourt was occupied by Commonwealth troops at the beginning of April 1917 during the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. It was lost on the 23 March 1918 when the Germans advanced, but regained at the beginning of September. The cemetery was begun in 1917 and used until March 1918, mainly by the 21st and 48th Casualty Clearing Stations posted at Ytres, and to a small extent by the Germans, who knew it as "Etricourt Old English Cemetery". Burials were resumed by Commonwealth troops in September 1918 and the 3rd Canadian and 18th Casualty Clearing Stations buried in it in October and November 1918. The cemetery contains 1,838 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 21 of the burials are unidentified and nine Commonwealth graves made by the Germans which cannot now be found are represented by special memorials. The cemetery also contains 198 German war burials and the graves of ten French civilians. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1911, 101 Lawson Road, Norwich, Norfolk.
• Occupation: Pressman & Channeller for Boot Manufacturer, 1911.
Ernest married Edith Maud TOOKE in Dec 1907 in Norwich, Norfolk. (Edith Maud TOOKE was born circa 1885 in Norwich, Norfolk and died Y.)