ERNEST JOHN SUMMERS

Image from 24th January 1945 Evening Star newspaper.

“TOMMY”

Born: 5th December 1910, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 8th September 1944; age: 33; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 20, Queensberry Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Weigher of Iron Fittings.

 

Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 887642.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 7 Mountain Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

VI.E.4.

Arezzo War Cemetery,

Toscana,

Italy.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   22, Arthur Street, Ipswich.

 

Ernest was 4 months old and living with his parents & brother at the home of his paternal uncle & aunt and their niece.

Ernest Summers, 40, a Bricklayer – Builder, born Ipswich.

Hannah Summers, 39, born Ipswich.

Florence Garwood, 3, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry J. Summers, 25, a Driller – Agricultural Foundry, born Ipswich.

Ada Lily Summers (nee Pryke), 24, born Ipswich.

Charles Henry Summers, 1, born Ipswich.

 

Ernest’s mother, Ada Lily Summers died 1918, Ipswich. His father Charles Henry J. Summers died 1944, Ipswich, of 75, Campbell Road, Ipswich.

 

In 1933, Ipswich, Ernest married Violet Lily Stollery, born November 1913, Ipswich – died 1933, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

 

Ernest was a Weigher of Iron Fittings. He was living with his widowed mother-in-law & sisters-in-law at their family home – 20, Queensbury Road, Ipswich.

Lily Clara Stollery, unpaid Domestic Duties, born November 1890, Ipswich.

Beatrice Laura Stollery, a Food Factory Hand, born November 1915, Ipswich.

Lily Stollery, a Food Factory Hand, born January 1918, Ipswich (in 1940, Ipswich, Lily married Ernest’s brother, Albert Summers, born December 1915, Ipswich).

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