Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 20th July 1916; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 15558

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late William & Jane Smith.




1891   70, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Ernest was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Smith, 38, a Labourer – Flour Mill, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Jane Smith (nee Standing), 35, born Ipswich.

Jane Smith, 15, a Sail Cloth Maker, born Ipswich.

William Smith, 12, born Ipswich.

Frederick Smith, 11, born Ipswich.

Florence Smith, 8, born Ipswich.

Ellen Smith, 7, born Ipswich.

Lily Smith, 4, born Ipswich.

Thomas Smith, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1901   Trafalgar Buildings, Shire Yard, Ipswich.


Ernest was 13 years old and living with his widowed father, siblings, maternal grandmother, unlce & niece.

William, 46, a Labourer – Oil Mill.

Jane, 24, a Tailoress.

Florence, 20, a General Servant.

Nellie, 18, a Stay Lacing.

Lily, 14.

Tommy, 11.

Carrie Smith, 9, born Ipswich.

Carrie Standing, 70, born Ipswich.

Frederick Standing, 30, a Quay Labourer, born Ipswich.

Rose Smith, 3, born Ipswich.


Ernest’s mother, Jane Smith, died 1899, Ipswich.

 Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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