image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 21st July 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 28th October 1817; age 32; Died at Mtama of Pneumonia.

Employed: as a Surveyor’s Assistant for Mr. J.S. Parmenter, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, 29th August 1914; Occupation: Surveyor’s Assistant.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.

 Wounded at Neuve Chapelle, France – on recovery he was appointed Machine Gun Instructor and was appointed instructor to the East African soldiers.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 200422

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion. Attached 1st/2nd King’s African Rifles.  Tanzania

Formerly 2045, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Dar es Salam War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Alfred Cundy Trew & Catherine Trew, of 39, Adam’s Avenue, Northampton.




1891   16, Clarkson Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 5 years old and living with his father & brothers.

Alfred Cundy Trew, 41, a Builder – employer, born Ipswich.

Alfred Eugene Trew, 17, an Assistant Engineer, born Ipswich.

Charles Cecil Trew, 16, an Assistant Draughtsman, born Ipswich.

Sidney Harold B. Trew, 13, born Ipswich.

Clifford Stanley Trew, 10, born Ipswich.


In 1891, Ernest’s mother & siblings were living at the School House, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

Catherine Trew (nee Baseley), 44, a School Mistress, born St. Sepulchre’s, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Katherine Mabel Trew, 15, a Pupil Teacher, born Ipswich.

Hector Percy Trew, 8, born Ipswich.

Frances Victoria Grace Trew, 3, born Ipswich.

1 mother’s help.


1901   16, Clarkson Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 15 years old, a Learner – G.P.O. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 51, a Builder & Contractor – employer.

Catherine, 54.

Charles, 26, an Engineers Draughtsman.

Clifford, 20, a Carpenter.

Hector, 18, a Builder’s Apprentice.

Frances, 13.

Agnes, 10.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   137, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was 25 years old, a Quantity Surveyors Assistant. He & his sister were living at the home of their brother.

Charles, 36, a Draughtsman – Medical Engineers.

Grace, 23, the Housekeeper.


Ernest’s father Alfred Cundy Trew died, 1910, Chichester, Sussex.


Ernest was employed by the G.P.O. as a Learner in November 1900, at Ipswich.

Ernest is also remembered on St. Matthew’s church Memorial.

1st/2nd King’s African Rifles

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