Ernest Mendham was born in 1886 in East Wretham in Norfolk, eighth of the nine children of Thomas and Mary (nee Freeman). Christened in the local church on 8 August that year, he was next "seen" in the 1901 census, with the family in Streatham, south London. In 1909 he married Lily Hudson and the family lived in Upper Tooting in 1911; he was a librarian's clerk.
In 1914, or thereabouts, he enlisted, at Clapham Junction, in the London regiment. He died in Flanders on this day in 1917 and has no known grave. Along with thousands he is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial.
We will remember them.