SECOND LIEUTENANT ERNEST GEORGE DUNN
MACHINE GUN CORPS
10TH JUNE 1917 AGE 19
BURIED: ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE, FRANCE
Born in Clapton, London in the first quarter of 1898 and educated at Hackney Downs School, Ernest Dunn was just 19 when, according to his medal index card, he went to France in May 1917. He was killed the following month. His parents' only child; his father had died in 1913.
Dunn enlisted originally in the Artists Rifles but in January 1916 received a commission in the 10th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment, the Liverpool Scottish. At the time of his death he was attached to the Machine Gun Corps. The Hackney Downs School memorial site, records that Dunn was killed by a shell.
Originally buried where he died, Dunn's body was exhumed and reburied at Orchard Dump Cemetery in March 1920. The site of the cemetery was donated to the War Graves Commission by the widow of a Captain in the French 72nd Infantry killed in action in August 1914.