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Ernest was born in 1881 at Newark and was the son of George Henry a fish dealer and Sarah Ann Cross née Winn of 56 William Street, Newark. His father George Henry Cross was born in 1856 at Blandford, Dorset and his mother Sarah Ann Winn was born in 1861 at Newark, they were married in 1876 at Newark and went on to have 9 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, George b1880, Ernest b1881, Selina b188, Rose Winn b1893, Mabel b1894, Elsie May b1896, Ethel Sarah b1898, Fred b1900 and Hilda Mary b1910, all were born in Newark. Ernest married his wife Florence Tassie in 1899 at Newark, they went on to have 7 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Ernest b1904 Newark, George b1906 Newark, Henry b1911 Mansfield and Stanley b1913 Mansfield. In 1911 his parents are living at 56 William Street, Newark and are shown as George 54 yrs a fish dealer, he is living with his wife Sarah Ann 50 yrs and their children, Rose Winn 18 yrs assisting in fathers business, Elsie May 15 yrs a scholar, Ethel 13 yrs a scholar, Fred 11 yrs a scholar and Hilda Mary 5 months of age. In the same 1911 census Ernest is living with his family at 20 Church Street, Mansfield and is shown as Ernest 30 yrs a fish dealer, he is living with his wife Florence 29 yrs and their children, Ernest 7 yrs a scholar, George 5 yrs and Henry 3 months of age.
He was a fish dealer in the 1911 census.
28 Apr 1918
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513392 - CWGC Website
306071
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Cross enlisted in December 1914 at Newark, whilst residing at Mansfield, he served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he was killed in action on 28th April 1918 and is buried in Fouquieres Churchyard Extension I.52
Article published 29th May 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of George & Sarah Ann Cross, 56 William Street, Newark. Was a fish and game salesman and had a shop in Church Street, Mansfield, before joining the army in Dec. 1914. Killed instantly by a shell on 27th April. Leaves a widow and five children
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