East Knoyle War Memorial

Ernest Tanswell

Surname: Tanswell
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
John Tanswell
Emily Tanswell
Sarah Jane Tanswell née Small
Locations in this story:
Rockburn, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Upton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Story:
Ernest Tanswell was born in 1881 in Rockburn, Hampshire. He was the son of John Tanswell, a Farm Labourer, and Emily Tanswell. In 1902 he married Sarah Jane Small. They had three children: a son and two daughters. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Labourer and living at Upton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. (Service No. 30509). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 13th October 1917 and was buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (grave id. VIII.I.52). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.    

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  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives