Born: 1894, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 9th April 1917, age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 24860

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

  1. A. 30.

Bailleur Road East Cemetery,

St. Laurent-Blangy,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: William & Rosetta Rose, Ipswich; brother of Robert Stanley Rose, of 16, Hervey Street, Ipswich.




1901   136, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Ernest was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alma William Rose, 45, a General Labourer; born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Rosetta Rose (nee Farrow), 43; born Henley, Suffolk.

Alice Maud May Rose, 15, a Coat Hand – Tailor, in Cloth Factory, born Ipswich.

Edith Ann Rose, 13, a Coat Hand – Tailor, in Cloth Factory, born Ipswich.

Daisy Victoria W. Rose, 11, born Ipswich.

Robert Stanley Rose, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   136, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Ernest was 16 years old and a Grocer’s Assistant. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Rosetta, 53, a widow.

May, 25, Tailoress Assistant.

Edith, 23, a Corset Machinist at Corset Factory.

Robert, 19, Carpenter at Iron Foundry.

On the 15th April 1898, Ernest’s brother, Thomas William Rose, born 1886, Ipswich, was before the Mayor (Mr. R.S. Paul) for climbing a tree in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. He was fined 1s.

Later in the year, Thomas is sent to the Standon Boys’ Home, a Certified Industrial School, Staffordshire.

On the 8th October 1898, Ernest’s father, Alma Rose was summond before the Deputy Mayor (Mr. G.F. Josselyn), Mr. W. Alexander, Mr. R.D. Fraser, and Mr. W.O.White, at the Suffolk Police Courts in respect to the maintenance of his son Thomas William Rose in an industrial school. Alma said he had a family of five, the eldest being 13, and he earned 15s. to 16s. a week. An order was made for Alma to pay 1s. a week.


Ernest’s father Alma William Rose died 1910, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rosetta Rose – mother.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


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