The Family of Ernest Smith


Brewood Staffordshire England





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 at87 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


1881The 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