Born: 1880, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Died: 20th April 1918; age 38; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: M2/178576
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport attached to ‘K’ Siege Park.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
1881 Church Lane, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Ernie was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
James Alfred Smith, 59, a Labourer, born Syresham, Northamptonshire.
Rebecca Smith (nee Webb), 51, born Turweston, Buckinghamshire.
Henry Smith, 21, a Carrier, born Brackley, Northamptonshire.
Alfred James Smith, 15, a Labourer, born Brackley.
Arthur Smith, 9, born Brackley.
Annie Margaret Smith, 7, born Brackley.
1891 on the road to Turweston, Whitfield, Northamptonshire.
Ernest was 14 years old, a Groom, and one of 3 servants for 40 year old, widower, John South, a Carrier & Grocer – employer and his young family.
1911 Shadwell, Thetford, Norfolk.
Ernest was 36 years old, a Chaffeur – Domestic. He was married. He and his family were boarders at the home of 40 year old, George David Gibbs, a Working Foreman on a Farm.
Ernest’s mother, Rebecca Smith, died July 1903, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
In 1908, Reigate, Surrey, Ernest, married Sheba Holt, born 1880, Barking, Essex. They had 1 daughter:
Bernice Margaret Smith, born 1909, Charlwood, Surrey.