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Private Ernest Schaffer was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1894, in Poplar, the son of German-born baker John and Adelaide Schaffer (née Reader), of London. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Schaffer was working as a van boy while living with his family at 55 Cottage Street.

Schaffer died on 22 March 1918, during Germany's Spring Offensive on the Western Front, while serving with the 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars. He had volunteered in September 1914.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Pozieres Memorial.

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