ERNEST JOHN THOMPSON

Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 12th February 1920; Age: 25; Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Ipswich. Served 3 years & 33 days.

Residence: 21, Oxford Road, Ipswich.

 

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 19th March 1912; Age: 17 years & 11 months; Occupation: Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist – H.M. Government. Next of Kin: father – A. Thompson of, 24, Rosehill Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6ins.

 

Service:

Recruits Training: 19th March 1912 – 6th September 1912.

Southwold: 7th September 1912 – 21st September 1912.

Saxmundham: 12th July 1913 – 26th July 1913.

Pakefield: 25th July 1914 – 4th August 1914.

Ipswich: 5th August 1914 – 20th April 1915.

 

Examined at the 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, illness originated at Saxmundham in December 1914.

 

Discharged: 20th April 1915, aged 20 – No longer physically fit – Phthisis. 1914.Character – Very Good.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: 1033.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th Cyclist Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   32, Regent Street, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

 

Ernest was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Walter Thompson, 31, a Traction Engine Driver, born Ipswich.

Alice Thompson (nee Welham), 30, born Ipswich.

Arthur Thompson, 10, born Ipswich.

Mabel Alice Thompson, 9, born Ipswich.

Bertie William Thompson, 5, born Ipswich.

Beatrice May Thompson, 4, born Ipswich.

Stanley George Thompson, 3, born Ipswich.

Harold James Thompson, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1911   24, Roseberry Road, Ipswich.

 

Ernest was 16 years old, a Paid Learner – General Post Office. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 42, a Traction Engine Driver – Ransome Sims & Jefferies.

Alice, 40, a Tailoress – own account – at home.

Arthur, 20, a Milk Man – Dairy.

Mabel, 19, a Paper Bag Maker – Printing Factory.

Bertie, 15, an Office Boy – Ransome, Sims & Jefferies.

Beatrice, 14, a Stamper Relief – Printing Factory.

Stanley, 13, a Messenger Boy – Genera; Post Office.

Harold, 11.

 

Probate to Arthur Walter Thompson, an Engine Driver.

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