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Earnest Prosser
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regti. No.: 10145
1914-1915 Star Medal Victory Medal British War Medal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment
Medals: 1914-1915 Star, Victory, British War

Earnest Prosser, an underground colliery worker, of Blackwood, son of Frederick and Charlotte Prosser, arrived in France in January 1915 to join the 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment, part of the 1st Division. In late September 1916, the division participated in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, the final general British offensive of the Battle of the Somme. The attack was called off on 22 September, and adjustments were to the front line, situated between Albert and Bapaume, during the next few days. Private E Prosser (10145) was killed in action on 23 September 1916, aged 26, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial for those who fell in the Somme Sector and have no known grave.


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