Ernest Thomas Jolly

Name

Ernest Thomas Jolly

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Civilian
NA

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born on 23 Jun 1886 in Withersfield, Suffolk son of Thomas and Millicent (Hollis) Jolly and was living in Hampden House, Ware Road, Hertford. He was a bank clerk.

Wartime Service

He had been attending the Hertford Conservative Club in Bull Plain and was killed by a Zeppelin raid. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox