Born: 1888, Ipswich.
Died: 16th August 1916; age 29; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 9350
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Lily Rosette Howlett, of The Bungalow, Recreation Ground, Parkeston, Harwich.
1891 11, Harmony Square, Ipswich.
Ernest was 3 years old and living with his widowed paternal grandmother & uncles.
Bathsheba Howlett, 65, born Mendlesham, Suffolk.
John Howlett, 25, a Boot Finisher, born Ipswich.
George Howlett, 22, a Boot Finisher, born Ipswich.
Arthur Howlett, 17, a Boot Finisher, born Ipswich.
In 1891, Ernest’s widowed mother was a lodger next door at 9, Harmony Square, the home of 64 year old, Maria Flory.
Amy Howlett, 34, a Domestic Servant, born Blakenham, Suffolk.
1901 11, Harmony Square, Ipswich.
Ernest was 13 years old and living with his grandmother.
Bathsheba, 74, a Laundress – own account.
Ernest’s father was William Howlett, born 1859, Mendlesham, Suffolk, died 1887, in the district of Woodbridge, Suffolk. He was a Blacksmith.
In 1911, Ipswich, Ernest married Lily Rosette H. Kersey, born 1890, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich. They had 2 daughters:
Ethel M. Howlett, born 1911, Ipswich.
Dora M. Howlett, born May 1912, Ipswich.
Ernest is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion: