E. Portlock

PORTLOCK, Ernest
Gunner 67025,
92nd Battery,
Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Born - Cheltenham, Glos
Enlisted - Pontypridd, Glam
Died - 7th August 1915 Gallipoli
Killed in action

Buried at Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Turkey, Special Memorial 79

Son of William Frederick and Marie Ann Portlock.
Brother of Percy Herbert PORTLOCK

Portlock family grave

The photograph (left) is the family grave of Ernest and Percy Portlock who were both killed during the Great War. The headstone includes a memorial to both brothers. Buried in the grave are:

Their father, William Portlock - died on 11th August, 1924 aged 63 yrs,
Their mother Marie Ann - died on 2nd July 1947 aged 84yrs.
William Portlock died on 13th October 1950 aged 68 years. (A brother to Percy and Ernest)

All three are buried at St Mabon’s Church, Llanfabon, Nelson.

As stated above, William and Marie came from Staverton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. They remained there with their family until after 1901. While they were there, they lived at:

58 Staverton Cottages, Staverton, Gloucestershire

William was a general stores shopkeeper. It is here that their children were born, seven in all. I am informed by Andrew Portlock, a great-grandson that there were fourteen in all and I will try and find more information about the ones not included below:

William F was born in 1883
Percy Herbert was born in 1891
Ernest was born in 1892
Cyril Harry was born in 1894
Sidney was born in 1897
Alice was born in 1898, and
Clifford was born in 1901

It is after 1901 that some or all the family came to the Nelson area to settle. What is clear is that the business mind of William Portlock has been carried through generations.

Portlocks have been in business in the Nelson area for generations. Andrew Portlock is the current keeper of the Wern Ganol guest house which is included into this site. The business was previously run by his father.

 

THIS INFORMATION IS COPIED INTO THE PAGE RELATING TO PERCY HERBERT PORTLOCK, A BROTHER OF ERNEST PORTLOCK.

Please see entries in the guestbook for some excellent information on the family history, which has been kindly provided by John Rhys-Burgess, a member of the Portlock family.

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