GALL, Ernest Scholefield E S
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Son of James and Annie Gall of East Sheen.
Ernest began his career in the Stock Bank in Nottingham before moving to Barnard Castle in 1905. Here he worked as a cashier in Barclays from 1905 up until the time he enlisted in 1914; he spent a short period at the Richmond branch in 1912.
He was highly esteemed by his colleagues.
In August 1914 Ernest was drafted to the Army Pay Department at Aldershot.
He was a keen member of the Barnard Castle District Shooting Club and was made Sergeant in the Battalion King's Royal Rifles in September, just a month after enlisting.