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on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Ventnor Cemetery : Ernest Frank McGonnell -

Location

In Ventnor Cemetery, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Grave location C 121A.
Headstone

Ventnor Cemetery : Ernest Frank McGonnell
 
Inscription


In ever loving memory
OF OUR DEAR SON
ERNIE
5TH ROYAL WARWICK REGT
ELDEST SON OF
C.W. AND E.A. MCGONNELL
WHO DIED AT THE
1ST NOR. GEN. HOSPITAL NEWCASTLE
ON OCT 12TH 1918 AGED 18

[...]

 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Ernest Frank McGonnell was the son of Charles William McGonnell and his wife Elizabeth Ann (née Cotton). He was baptised on 14th October 1900 at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor.

Census Information :

1901 : Charles and Elizabeth McGonnell, with Ernest aged 6 months, are at 3 Sydney Terrace, Newport Road, Ventnor. Charles McGonnell is an Assurance Agent for the Prudential Co.

1911 : Charles and Elizabeth McGonnell, with their children including Ernest aged 10, are at 10 St Catherine's Street, Ventnor. Charles McGonnell is an Assurance Agent for the Prudential Co.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday October 18, 1918

The death occurred on Saturday morning last of Pte Ernest McGonnell, eldest son of Pte and Mrs W McGonnell, of Clarence Road. He was an apprentice at the International Stores and enlisted about three weeks ago. On Friday morning his mother received telegraphic information that he was lying seriously ill at a camp in Northumberland. She immediately left for his bedside, and arrived with her husband a few hours before their son passed away, the cause of death being double pneumonia. Deceased was 18 years of age and was well known to the numerous clientele of the International Stores. The body has been brought back to Ventnor for interment and the funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon at the Cemetery.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday October 25, 1918

DEATHS
MCGONNELL. - October 12th, at the 1st Northern Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Pte. Ernest McGonnell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. McGonnell, Clarence Road, Wroxall, aged 18 years.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
Mr. and Mrs. McGonnell wish to thank all kind friends for letters and flowers sent in their sudden, sad bereavement.

THE FUNERAL of the late Private Ernest McGonnell, of Ventnor, whose sudden death in a home camp was recorded last week, took place on Friday at Ventnor Cemetery, the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun officiating. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. W. McGonnell (father and mother), Mr. Maurice McGonnell, Mrs. M. Cotton, Mr. D. McGonnell, Mrs. Bridden, Mrs. New, Miss C. Cotton, Miss I. Cotton, Mrs. Wray, Mrs. Brown, Miss D. Brown and Mr. C. Hunt. Wreaths and other floral emblems were as follows:
In ever loving memory of our darling boy, from his Dad and Mam; in affectionate remembrance of our dear brother Ernie, from Maurice and Eva; in affectionate remembrance of dear Ernie, from Grandma, Uncle Wally and Auntie Rene; in loving memory of my dear nephew, from Aunt Clara; in loving memory and deepest sympathy, from his affectionate Aunties Evelyn and Millie; in loving memory, from Aunt Nell and Uncle Jack; in affectionate remembrance, from Ted and Archie; in loving memory of our dear Ernie, from Uncle and Auntie at Poole; in affectionate remembrance, from Uncle David and Auntie Lottie; from Auntie Mabel and Uncle Jim, and family, with deepest sympathy; in tender memory and with deepest sympathy, from Auntie Jeannie and Uncle Geo. and Dollie; in loving memory of Ernie, from Alice; in loving memory of Ernie, from Cousin Reg, France; with truest sympathy, from the Manager and Staff of the International Stores; in loving remembrance from F. Macey and some of the old boys of the National School; in loving memory of Ernie, from Ron and Cyril; with sympathy and condolence, from two friends at Sandown F.A.D.; with sincere sympathy from Mr. and Mrs. Woods; in loving memory, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kemp; with deepest sympathy from Harold and Mrs. Vanassche; in affectionate remembrance, from Miss Jutsum; Seaweed Cottage; in loving memory of dear Ernie, from his chum, Charlie Hunt; with deep sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Young, Vine Cottage; with deepest sympathy from Bertie Mew; with love from Gran; in deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Hess and family; in loving memory, from Miss Turner, Wellington House; in deep sympathy from Mrs. Smith and Fred.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, November 22, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
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... The Council on the motion of the Chairman, passed votes of condolence with the relatives of Ptes. E. McGonnell, W. Scovell, A.A. Farrow, and Sapper Harold Jenkins. Letters acknowledging the Council's sympathy were read from the Rev. A.P. Clayton, Mrs. Smith, &c.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Further information :

His uncle George McGonnell also died during WW I.

Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
 
Page last updated : 12 November 2013 (added further newspaper report)


Ventnor Cemetery : Ernest Frank McGonnell
 
Photos by Mick McCann, British War Memorial Project


 
 

 
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