Skip to main content

Ernest George Annely

Ernest George Annely

Date of Birth



Borough Road College


Teacher at Abbeydale C.S., Sheffield

Service number


WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

West Yorkshire Regiment, Prince of Wales’s Own

Theatre of war


Date of death

3 May 1917


Arras Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial reference: Bay 4)


Second Lieutenant Ernest George Annely was the son of Edward George and Lydia Annely, and attended his local bible class before attending Borough Road College for two years. Whilst at the college he competed in tennis, acting as the tennis treasurer 1908-09, and graduated with Intermediate Art London qualification. He enlisted to the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in 1915. He rose to Corporal and was later commissioned. Annely was 29 when he died on 3 May 1917, leaving a widow Julia Adeline Forsdike. ‘His company (D Company) were attacking the right of the village of Bullecourt near Arras as part of the 2/5 West Yorks. His company was held up in the front line although some got as far as the village church. His body was found in Bullecourt itself. The area was fought over again and his body has yet to be recovered but he is probably somewhere near the church.’


Entry on p.86 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/10/3, Borough Road College 1906 applications, BRCCO004, 1910 Annual Report, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), Secondary source information taken from IWM Flickr (