image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1888, Laxfield, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd October 1917; age 30: KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 18th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 3/6801

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 40 to 41 & 162 to 162A.

Tyne Cot memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Hart, of 101, Fore Street, Ipswich; husband of Alice Emma Hart, of 3, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.


Brother to BENJAMIN ALBERT HART.(“shot at dawn”)IMG_7941




1891   34, John Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 3 years old and living with his parents, sister & step siblings.

Charles Hart, 36, an Iron Moulder, born Havingham, Suffolk.

Emma Hart (nee Turner), 31, born Whitechapel, London.

Joseph Charles Hart, 14, a Painter’s Apprentice, born Westleton, Suffolk.

Eliza E. Hart, 12, born Westleton.

Gertrude Emma Hart, 10, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

William Hart, 9, born Laxfield, Suffolk.

Ethel Emma Hart, 10 months, born Ipswich.


1901   Crabble Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 13 years old and living with his widowed father, step sister & siblings.

Charles, 44, a Moulder.

Gertrude, 20.

Ethel, 11.

Amelia Hart, 7, born Ipswich.

Benjamin Albert Hart, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   Depot Suffolk Regiment, Out Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Ernest was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Corporal of the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment & Moulder – Iron Foundry


Ernest’s mother, Emma Hart, died 1898, Ipswich. His father, Charles Hart, died 1913, Bosmere, Suffolk.


In 1912, Ipswich, Ernest married Alice Emma Davey, born 1890, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Alice W. Hart, born 1914, Ipswich.

note:Taff Gillingham None of the 11th Battalion held the 1915 Star so he may have served with another battalion first.
The 3/ in front of his pre-war number shows that he spent some time with the 3rd (Special Reserve) battalion at Felixstowe.

Ernest is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. St. Michael’s Church War Memorial Ipswich.

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