IBBOTSON, Ernest Edward

12/1121 Pte  12 Bn York and Lancs (Sheffield City Battalion). (Manchester Guardian, ‘Gunshot wound to thigh and left foot’), probably in Battle of the Somme. (DC 15/7/1916 & also in SDT 12/7/1916; listed as wounded in thigh and foot). Discharged 13/4/1917.  b1885. Father was licensee of the Ordnance Arms, Hathersage where he and brother William were born. Later lived at “ the Leach,” Leadmill when he worked for Messrs Ibbotson, of Globe Street Works, Sheffield as a commercial traveller, and at Ivy Cottage. Later he was a salesman for Bulmers Cider and lodged at the Scotsman’s Pack. He was a member of Hathersage Cricket Club & captain of Hathersage Football Club. In spite of his wounds, between the wars he was a useful medium pace bowler and good for a few runs with Hathersage first cricket team. Died 1949, age 64 (SDT 4/3/1949).