image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd October 1918; age 31; Died of Wounds.

Employed: by Mr. Curtis, a Corn Merchant.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: May 1916.

Wounded and sent home – 22nd October 1917; returned to France 30th September 1917.


Rank: Private; Service Number: GS/41922

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Inchy Communal Cemetery Extension,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr H. Carter, of 44, Albion Street, Ipswich.




1891   30, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & widowed, maternal grandfather.

Henry Benjamin Carter, 39, a Quay Porter, born Ipswich.

Caroline Georgina Carter (nee Price), 32, born Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Henry John Carter, 13, born Ipswich.

Frederick William Carter, 9, born Ipswich.

Caroline Matilda Carter, 6, born Ipswich.

John Price, 70, born Liverpool, Lancashire.


1901   30, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 50, a Quay Porter.

Caroline, 42.

Henry, 23, a Coal Porter.

Frederick, 19, a Coal Porter.

Caroline, 16.

Amelia Alice Carter, 9, born Ipswich.

Ruth Elizabeth Carter, 7, born Ipswich.

Louisa Ada Carter, 3 months, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Duke Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 23 years old, a Quay Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 58, a Quay Labourer.

Caroline, 52.

Fred, 28, a Quay Labourer.

Ruth, 16, worker at a Sack Factory.

Louisa, 10.


On the 27th September 1897, Ernest’s father, Henry Benjamin Carter, a quay labourer, of White Elm Street, was one of fourteen persons resident in Ipswich summond to the sessions court at the Town Hall before the Mayor (Felix T. Cobbold, Esq.,) and Col. J.H. Josselyn, for disregarding notices to have their children vaccinated. Henry appeared, and promised to have his child vaccinated, and the case was adjourned for a fortnight accordingly.


Soldiers’ Effects to Caroline G. Carter – mother.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 11th Battalion:

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