Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd September 1917; age 26; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Acting Sergeant; Service Number: 8507

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 8507, Lance Corporal, Suffolk Regiment, 9th Battalion and 8507, Acting Sergeant, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Tincourt New British Cemetery,






1901   117, Princes Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Burt, 54, a Wire Worker – own account, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann E. Burt (nee Brookes), 49, born Ipswich.

Arthur Henry Burt, 15, an Architect’s Office Lad, born Ipswich.

Alice Burt, 14, born Ipswich.

Lilian Maria Burt, 10, born Ipswich.


1911   117, Princes Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 19 years old, a Stable & Garden Help – for a private employer. He was living with his parents.

Robert, 64, a Wire Worker – own account – workshop at Cardinal Street, Ipswich.

Mary Ann, 59.


On the 19th February 1917, at St. Philip’s Church, Aldrington, East Sussex, 25 year old Ernest, a Corporal with the 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment married 26 year old widow, Gwendoline Ethel Blanche Pettitt (nee Ransom), both of 70, Payne Avenue, Aldrington, East Sussex. Gwendoline’s father Thomas James Frank Ranson, a Captain of the Merchant Service.


Soldiers’ Effect to Gwendoline E.B. Burt – widow.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary le Elm Church, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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