The Family of Ernest Smith
Ernest Smith was born circa 1895 the son of Charles and Hester Smith. Prior to WW1 Ernest was corresponding with Rose Pallant, from Bareilly India and London whilst serving with the Worcester Regiment.
Ernest died at Gallipoli on the 6th August 1915.
1915 Ernestís pedegree from the CWGC web-site is given as Son of Charles and Esther Ann Smith, of Dean St., Brewood, Staffs.
1901 Charles and Esther was living in Brewood, the family entry is as follows:
Charles Smith 45 Born Brewood, Road Labourer
Hester Smith 42 Born Bloxwich
Mary Smith 13 Born Brewood
John Smith 10 Born Brewood, Scholar
Hester Smith 6 Born Brewood, Scholar
1891 Living at† 87 The Pavement Brewood
Charles Smith 35 Born Brewood, General Labourer
Hester Smith 32 Born Bloxwich
Louisa Smith 11 Born Brewood, Scholar
George Smith 9 Born Brewood
Ernest C Smith 7 Born Brewood
Mary Smith 3 Born Brewood
Infant Male 14 days Brewood
1881† The Pavement Brewood
Charles Smith 25 Born Brewood Gardener (ND)
Hester A Smith 21 Born Bolxwich, Stafford , Charwomen
Louisa Smith 1 Born Brewood
From the IGI two Charles Smithís are returned for Brewood, Charles Wade can be accounted for in another 1881 Census entry leaving Charles Arthur Smith as the likely Charles. This Charles has the given parents as Henry and Elizabeth