Image from Ipswich post office war memorial.

Sadly, this image has now been lost from the original memorial.

Born: 1886, Aldringham, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd August 1918; age 32; KiA.

Residence: 34, Ringham Road, Ipswich.

Employed: with Ipswich Post Office.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 327511

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 5666, Cambridgeshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension,






1891   Mill Road, Aldringham, Suffolk.


Ernest was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Adams, 49, Agricultural Labourer, born Sibton, Suffolk.

Sarah Adams (nee Gardiner), 49, born Weybread, Suffolk.

William Adams, 23, a Bricklayer, born Yoxford, Suffolk.

Jane Adams, 22, General Domestic Servant, born Yoxford.

Henry William Adams, 19, a Groom/Gardener, born Yoxford.

George Adams, 15, a Tailor’s Assistant, born Yoxford.

Robert Adams, 13, a Painter’s Assistant, born Aldringham.

Clementina Adams, 9, born Aldringham.


1901   Mill Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was 14 years old, a Painter & Plumber. He was living with his parents & brother.

John, 59, a Wood Yard Labourer.

Sarah, 59.

Robert, 23, a Painter.


1911   54, Sirdar Villas, Leiston, Suffolk.


Ernest was 24 years old, a Painter of Agricultural Implements – Engineering Works. He was living with his brother, sister-in-law & niece.

Robert, 33, a Painter of Agricultural Implements – Engineering Works.

Margaret, 38.

Winifred Doris Adams, 5.


On the 13th November 1915, at Aldringham Baptist Chapel, Aldringham, Suffolk, Ernest married Amelia Maria Botwright, a dressmaker, born 1888, Aldringham, Suffolk – the third daughter of William Botwright, a blacksmith, and Maria Botwright (nee Kerridge), a dressmaker, of 73, King George’s Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk. Amelia and Ernest made their home in Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Amelia Maria Adams – widow.


CANADA – In June 1919, Ernest’s widow, Mrs. Amelia Maria Adams immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where her brother William Henry Botwright had set up home. Amelia’s next of kin was her family at 73, King George’s Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk.


On the 30th August 1920, Amelia Adams submitted a message in the Cambridge Daily newspaper, and in the Cambridge Independent newspaper, on the 3rd September 1920 – “Now that the boys have returned. Mrs. Adams would be very grateful to any one of them who could give her any definite news of her husband’s death.”


Ernest is also remembered on the Aldringham Baptist Burial Ground War Memorial, Aldringham, Suffolk and on the war memorial at the Royal Mail Centre, Commercial Road, Ipswich.






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