Other names: Ernest
Locations in this story: Rockburn, HampshireFrance & FlandersBoulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceUpton, 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.