ERNEST HARRY STEVENS

Ernest is remembered on the war memorial at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.

 

Born: 1890, Kettleburgh, Suffolk.

Died: 18th July 1916; age 26; died of Colitis, at Rawal Pindi, India.

Residence: 89, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Chauffeur, for over five years for Mr. Charles Whitfield King, a philatelist – employer, of Morpeth House, 99, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: M2/166440.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, 630th Motor Ambulance Convoy – 28th Motor Ambulance Co., A. G. Corps.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Laid to rest 18th July 1916.

 

Grave Reference:

3.C.21.

Rawalpindi War Cemetery,

Punjab,

Pakistan.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William and Mary Stevens, of Laxfield, Suffolk, husband of Beatrice Clara Harvey (formerly Stevens), of 46 Wolseley Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   The Street, Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk.

 

Ernest was a year old and living with his mother & brother at the home of his maternal grandparents & uncles.

William Chenery, 51, a Carpenter, born Thorpe Abbotts.

Hannah Chenery (nee Catchpole), 50, born Thorpe Abbotts.

William Chenery, 25, a Carpenter, born Thorpe Abbotts.

George Chenery, 19, born Thorpe Abbotts.

Harry Chenery, 9, born Thorpe Abbotts.

Mary Elizabeth Stevens (nee Chenery), 27, born Thopre Abbotts.

William George Stevens, 2, born Kettleburgh.

 

1901   Park Field, Laxfield, Suffolk.

 

Ernest was 11 years old and living with his parents & brother.

William Stevens, 39, a Blacksmith, born Bardwell, Suffolk.

Mary, 38.

William, 12.

 

1911   89, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

 

Ernest was 21 years old, and a Domestic Chauffeur. He was boarding at the family home of 36 year old, William Hayward, a Gardener – Domestic.

 

On the 6th June 1914, at Holy Trinity Church, Loddon, Norfolk, Ernest married Beatrice Clara Dowe, born April 1885, Loddon, Norfolk – daughter of Robert Dowe, a coach builder, and Eliza Dowe (nee Minter), a general shopkeeper – own account, of Loddon.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Beatrice Clara Stevens – widow.

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