|1. Memorial:||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Flanders||Panel 52 and 54.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.124|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||38B GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Mr. L. W. E. Gumprecht, of King's Oak Hotel, High Beech, Essex.
Education & Career :
He became an actuary and worked for the Pearl Assurance Company.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)|
1/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade) August 1914 : at 130 Bunhill Row. Part of 2nd London Brigade, 1st London Division. Moved on mobilisation to Bisley, going on in September to Crowborough. 5 November 1914 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre. 17 November 1914 : came under command of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. 19 May 1915 : transferred to GHQ Troops and formed a composite unit with 1/12th and 1/13th Bns. Resumed identity 11 August. 25 October 1915 : transferred to 8th Brigade in 3rd Division. 10 February 1916 : transferred to 169th Brigade in 56th (London) Division.
|Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres)|
22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.
Private Ernest GUMPRECHT is mentioned in the Journal of the Institute of Actuaries as Gumprecht, Ernest Harold Marden. Institute probationer. Died: 3 May 1915 (Killed in action) Ref: JIA, 50 (1916-17) p. 83.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Shurmur No. 2374 E.C.||Essex|
28th October 1914
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley