Ernest Herbert Burnett1

#7486, (3 September 1898-25 April 1915)
Father*William Burnett2 b. 1856, d. 9 May 1930
Mother*Eliza Ann Nichols2 b. Jun 1855, d. Jun 1934
ChartsThe Streatfields of Farningham, Kent.
Birth*3 SEP 1898 Ernest Herbert Burnett was born on 3 SEP 1898 at Meopham, Kent, EnglandG.1 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 He lived with William Burnett and Eliza Ann Nichols at Priesthood Cottage, Meopham, Kent, EnglandG, together with Arthur Alfred Burnett, William John Burnett, Frederick Burnett, Richard Burnett, Septimus Charles Burnett DCM, MM and Clara May Burnett.3 
(Witness) Residence2 APR 1911 Ernest Herbert Burnett lived with William Burnett and Eliza Ann Nichols at Meopham, KentG, together with Arthur Alfred Burnett.4 
Milit-Beg*11 MAR 1914 Ernest Herbert Burnett began military service on 11 MAR 1914 at Chatham, Kent, EnglandG.5 
Death*25 APR 1915 He died on 25 APR 1915 at HMS 'Cornwallis', Gallipoli, Dardanelles, TurkeyG, aged 16.6 
Note*1916 He Killed in action as HMS 'Cornwallis' was shelled by shore batteries during landings at Morto Bay. in 1916.6 
Last Edited5 Nov 2017


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Strood, Kent, Oct-Dec 1898.
  2. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census, age & place.
  3. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  4. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census.
  5. [S116] UK Royal Navy, Service Register for J30268, Ernest Herbert Burnett, Boy, age 12.
  6. [S106] UK Commonwealth War Graves, Memorial Register, Chatham Part 2. Killed in action, body not found.
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