Born: 1899, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk

Died: 12th April 1918; age 21; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Louth, Lincolnshire.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 265327

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.

Formerly 2167, Suffolk Cyclist Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Ploesteert Memorial,






1901   The Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.


Ernest was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Amos Smith, 42, an Agricultural Labourer, born Wenham, Suffolk.

Eliza Rachel Smith (Finch), 37, born Capel St. Mary.

Frederick E. Smith, 17, an Agricultural Labourer, born Wenham.

William H. Smith, 12, an Apprentice Grocer, born Hintlesham, Suffolk.

Martha Alice Smith, 7, born Capel St. Mary.


1911   Waste Cottage, Stone Lodge Lane, Ipswich.


Ernest was 12 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Amos, 51, an Estate Woodman.

Eliza, 47.

Thomas, 15, Shop Assistant – Wholesale Grocers.

Ernest is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich, War Memorial.

Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

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