Date of birth: 1897 (Q1)
Parents: George and Elizabeth Yeomans
Address: 16 Joyce Pool
Occupation: Printer's apprentice, Warwick Advertiser
Ernest was born in early 1897, in Warwick.
At the time of the 1901 census, Ernest, aged 4, was living with his parents, older brother Percival John (7) and younger brother Reginald Humphrey (10 months) at 16 Joyce Pool, Warwick. His father was employed as a carpenter.
The 1911 census sees the family of 5 still at 16 Joyce Pool with Percival now employed as a cycle maker and Ernest working as a grocer’s errand boy.
Warwick Advertiser 25th November 1916
Rank & Number: Private, 17578
Regiment/Service: 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 57th Brigade, 19th Division
Date of death: Friday, November 10, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Zolern Redoubt
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: Medal entitlement not known
Commemorated locally at:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office