1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Ernest Tasker

Contributed by: Robert Ward, on 2008-11-12

Lance Corporal Ernest Tasker
First Name Ernest
Surname Tasker
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Seaforth Highlanders
Place of Wartime Residence Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ernest's Story

Son of David and Elizabeth Tasker, of Post Office Row, Rawcliffe. Fell in action on 11th October, 1916, two weeks before his 20th birthday. Went to Goole Secondary School. Worked in the Railway Offices at Goole. Scoutmaster of the 1st Rawcliffe Troop, and had he lived another fortnight would have reached his 20th birthday. It seems unusual that someone from a Yorkshire village should be in a Scottish regiment. There were memories in the village of him coming home on leave in his Scottish uniform.

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