Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph



Born: 29th April 1890, Debenham, Suffolk.

Died: 12th March 1915; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8437

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 8.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Polly Chenery, of 64, Albion Street, Ipswich.




1891   Cross Green, Debenham, Suffolk.


Ernest was 10 months old and living with his mother at the home of his maternal grandparents & uncles.

Arthur Chenery, 64, a Carpenter, born Yaxley, Suffolk.

Susannah Chenery (nee Aldous), 49, a Laundress, born Debenham.

Polly Chenery, 18, born Debenham.

Frederick Chenery, 18, born Debenham.

Walter Chenery, 13, born Debenham.


1901   4, John Square, Ipswich.


Edward was 10 years old and living with his widowed grandmother.

Susannah, 58, a Laundress – own account – at home.


1911 Victoria Barracks, Portsmouth, Hampshire.


Edward was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Private, for the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment.


Ernest’s grandfather, Arthur Chenery died 1897, Debenham, Suffolk. His grandmother, Susannah Chenery died 1918, Ipswich.


Ernest’s mother, Polly Chenery lived with her partner, Charles Alcock at their family home – 64, Albion Street, Ipswich. Her mother, Susannah Chenery lived with the family.


On the 19th July 1902, Polly Chenery, of John Square, appeared before Col. J.H. Josselyn (in the chair), Mr. S.R. Anness, Mr. W.O. White, and Mr. George Hines, for not regulary sending Ernest to school. She was fined 5s.


Soldiers’ Effects to Polly Chenery – mother.


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



Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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