Known by his family as TORTIE


Born: 11th February 1893, at 64, New Cut West, Ipswich.

Died: 4th June 1915; Age 22; KiA – after seven months in the firing line.

Residence: 114, New Cut West, Stoke, Ipswich.

Occupation: Cranfield’s Flour Mill, Ipswich.

Enlistment Place: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1337

Regiment; Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


The body was exhumed in February 1920 from Edgeware Road Military Cemetery, identified by a grave cross and reburied.


Grave Reference:


Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery,

Richebourg L’Ovoue,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Amelia Ruth Arnott, of 114, New Cut West, Stoke, Ipswich.




1901   New Cut West, Ipswich.


Ernest was 7 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Arthur Edwin Arnott, age 34, a Town Postman, born Hackney, London.

Amelia Ruth Arnott (nee Finch), age 34, born Ipswich.

Herbert Arthur Arnott, age 9, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry Arnott, age 4, born Ipswich.

Percy Victor Arnott, age 2, born Ipswich.


1911   114, New Cut, West Stoke, Ipswich.


Ernest was 18 years old, a Woodworker – Car Fitting Joiner. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Arthur, 46, a Town Postman.

Amelia, 46.

Herbert, 19, a Woodworker – Car Fitting Joiner.

Charles, 15, a Woodworker – Car Fitting Joiner.

Percy, 12.


Soldiers’ Effects to Gertrude Nellie Fair (nee Shemming), and Amelia R. Arnott – mother.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church and DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill, and also St. Nicholas Congregational Church, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.



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