Rank: Private 18249 later 451305
Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment later Labour Corps
Service Number(s): 18249 later 451305
Occupation: Shop assistant
Date of Birth: 1880
Place of Birth: Margate, Kent
Date of Death: 09.1917
Place of Burial / Memorials:
Bexhill War Memorial.
Address: 10 Windsor Road, Bexhill
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In the 1911 Census Warner is listed as a boarder with the Cruttenden family at 10 Windsor Road, Bexhill.
First World War Experience
Ernest Warner is on the Bexhill War Memorial (shown as surname with initials) as serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment.
At the time of the Commonwealth War Graves compilation of the war dead, he slipped through the net and has never appeared on their lists.
By use of contemporary newspapers, he is identified as Ernest William and his Bexhill connection discovered on the 1911 census.
His Medal Index Card shows that he transferred from the Royal Sussex Regiment to the Labour Corps. This was a common occurrence following wounds.
Ernest appears on a Weekly Casualty List issued early December 1916. He served on the Western Front.