Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 13th October 1914; age 26; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 15, Meyrick Road, Battersea, London.

Occupation: Window Cleaner.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th September 1914.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 810.

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 10.

Ploegsteert Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Cuthbert, of 14, Orwell Road, Ipswich; husband of Elizabeth Ann Kilroy (formerly Cuthbert), of 30, Grant Road, Clapham Junction, London.




1891   Alpha Cottages, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


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

George William Cuthbert, 37, a Bricklayer, born Hollesley, Suffolk.

Ellen Cuthbert (nee Sheldrake), 35, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Frederick George Cuthbert, 13, born Ipswich.

George William Cuthbert, 9, born Ipswich.

Edith Cuthbert, 7, born Ipswich.


1901   20, Tomline Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was 13 years old and living with his parents & sister.

George, 47, a Bricklayer.

Ellen, 43.

Edith, 16.


1911   Egypt.


Ernest was 22 years old, a Soldier ranked Private, of the 4th Battalion of The Rifle Brigade – occupation – Shop Assistant.


On the 8th Febraury 1914, St. Peter’s Church, Battersea, 26 year old, Ernest, a Window Cleaner, married 25 year old, Elizabeth Ann Pembroke, of Livingstone Road, Battersea, born 1888, Wandsworth, London.

They had 1 daughter:

Lilian Elsie Cuthbert, born May 1914, Wandsworth, London. Baptised at St. Peter’s Church, Battersea, 24th May 1914. Ernest was a Window Cleaner, family home at Meyrick Road, Battersea.


Soldiers’ Effects’ to Elizabeth Ann Kilroy – widow.



The Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion:

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