Topic: Todd, E A

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A soldier of the Great War killed in action.

Todd, E. A.The village of Mesnil is about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert on the D129 road. The cemetery, which is named from a communication trench, was begun at the outset of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It was used by units fighting on that front until the German withdrawal in February 1917 and was used again by fighting units from the end of March to July 1918, when the German advance brought the front line back to the Ancre. After the Armistice, burials in Rows G, H and J were added when graves were brought in from isolated positions on the battlefields of 1916 and 1918 round Mesnil. Knightsbridge Cemetery contains 548 First World War burials, 141 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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Todd, E A


First Names:Ernest Ashley
Last Name:Todd
Date of Birth:1896
Date of Death:6 April 1918
Place of Death:Somme, France
Memorial or Cemetery:Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart
Age at death:22
User Name:Selwyn Library
Parents or Next of Kin:Son of Joseph William and Margaret Todd, of Coutts Island.
Cause of Death:Killed in action