ERNEST JAMES TRICKER

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

 

Born: 20th May 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 6th May 1919; age: 20.

Occupation: a Turner.

 

Royal Naval Air Service. Ernest record his year of birth as 1897, making him 1 year older.

Enlistment: 2nd October 1916; age: 19. Height: 5ft 4ins, fresh complexion, red hair & brown eyes. Scar on right elbow.

 

Service:

H.M.S. President II; Air Mechanic 2nd Class – 2nd October – 8th October 1916

H.M.S. President II Roehampton; Air Mechanic 2nd Class – 9th October 1916 – 13th November 1916

H.M.S. President II Cranwall; Air Mechanic 2nd Class – 14th November 1916 – 18th October 1917

H.M.S. President II Dunkirk; Air Mechanic 2nd Class – 19th October 1917 – 31st January 1918

H.M.S. Daedalus (Dunkirk); Air Mechanic 2nd Class – 1st February 1918 – 31st March 1918 – engaged to Royal Air Force. Character – good.

 

Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class; Service Number: 221485.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 8th Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

XIV. A. 36.

Terlincthun British Cemetery,

Wimille,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest & Eliza Tricker, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   84, Myrtle Road, Ipswich.

 

Ernest was 2 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Ernest Edward Tricker, a Blacksmith – Plough Works, born Ipswich.

Florence Eliza Tricker (nee Smith), 26, born Kenton, Suffolk.

Frank William Tricker, 2 months, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.

 

1911   53, Queen’s Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex.

 

Ernest was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Ernest, 35, a Farrier.

Eliza, 35.

Frank, 10.

Henry Arthur Tricker, 5, born Stepney, London.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Tricker, 2, born Stepney.

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