Registered at birth ERNEST HISKEY EMERSON.

Ernest is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 1896, Elmsett, Suffolk.

Died: 24th March 1918; age 23; KiA.

Residence: 64, Lady Lane, Ipswich.

Employed at Messrs. Wrinch & Sons, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915.


Listed as wounded with the 7th Battalion on the 3rd January 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8271.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Mory Abbey Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. E. Hiskey, of 64, Lady Lane, Ipswich.




1901   52, Lady Lane, Ipswich.


Ernest was 5 years old and living with his parents, step brothers & siblings.

Patrick Hiskey, 40, a Labourer – Manure Manufacturer, born Elmsett, Suffolk.

Esther Hiskey (nee Emerson), 31, born Aldham, Suffolk.

William Hiskey, 14, born Elmsett.

Patrick John Hiskey, 12, born Elmsett.

Dorothy Hiskey, 3, born Elmsett.

Frank Hiskey, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1911   64, Lady Lane, Ipswich.


Ernest was 15 years old, a Casual Labourer – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents, step brother & siblings.

Patrick, 46, a labourer – Roads Sweeper – Borough Council.

Esther, 35.

William, 23, a Labourer – Dock.

Dorothy, 13.

Frank, 10.

Elsie May Hiskey, 5, born Ipswich.

Florence Ethel Hiskey, 3, born Ipswich.


Ernest’s father, Patrick Hiskey died 1912, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Esther Hiskey – mother & George Hiskey – brother – whereabouts unknown. George was Ernest’s eldest step brother, he had moved to Manchester, Lancashire.


Suffolk Regiment, 12th Battalion.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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