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.


Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,




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:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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