Regiment: 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Parents: Mr Richard & Mrs Sarah Box
Parent’s Address: ‘Clovelly’, Silverhill Park, St Leonards-on-Sea
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 29th July 1916 reads: “We regret to announce that Private Ernest Box, New Zealand Infantry, younger son of Mr & Mrs Richard Box, of Clovelly, Silverhill Park, St Leonards, has been killed in action.
Mr Box went all through the Dardanelles campaign without any serious injury. Mr Box has another son serving in France.”
According to CWGC, Ernest died aged 28 on 9th July 1916. He is remembered at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, grave reference II.D.30. He is not named on Hastings War Memorial.
Ernest’s service records can be viewed for free by searching here.
Published: July 1916
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