Ernest is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1881, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.
Died: 18th December 1916; age: 35; at Taunton, Somerset.
Residence: 7, Bludells Road, Tilehurst, Berkshire.
Occupation: Tailor & Cutter – own account.
Enlistment Location: Reading, Berkshire.
Rank: Sergeant/Tailor; Service Number: 19560.
Regiment: Prince Albert’s Somerset Light Infantry, Depot.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles J. & Bertha Stelling; husband of Lettie E. Stelling, of 7, Blundells Road, Tilehurst, Reading.
1891 37, Southampton Road, St. Giles, Reading, Berkshire.
Ernest was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Charles Julius Stelling, 35, a Tailor, born London.
Bertha Stelling (nee Lambert), 35, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Archibald Wallace Claremont Stelling, 5, born Hoxne, Suffolk.
Gordon Thomas Frederick Stelling, 2, born Ipswich.
Greta Georgina W. Stelling, 3 months, born Reading – died 1918, Southampton, Hampshire.
1901 37, Bridge Street, St. Giles, Reading, Berkshire.
Ernest was 19 years old, a Tailor – for his father – at home. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Cahrles, 45, a Tailor – own account – at home.
Archie, 18, a Joiner – Carpenter.
Reuben Stanley Tryon Stelling, 8, born Reading.
Ada Gladys M. Stelling, 5, born Reading.
1911 Norcot Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire.
Ernest was 29 years old, a Master Tailor & Cutter – own account – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.
(brother-in-law) Frederick George Casey, 27, a Potter – Pottery, born Tilehurst.
(sister-in-law) Rosa Agnes Casey (nee Mazey), 22, born Tilehurst.
(niece) Ruby Rosa Letitia Casey, 2, born Tilehurst.
In 1904, Reading, Ernest married Lettie Eliza Mazey, born 1881, Reading.
Soldiers’ Effects to Lettie E. Stelling – widow.
Ernest is remembered on the Tilehurst war memorial at the Tilehurst Triangle, Berkshire.