Ernest Smith was born 1874 in Surrey, England, United Kingdom to Thomas George Smith (1824-1920) and died 1935 in Surrey, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Ernest's father was a fifty-year-old lamplighter. Ernest was one of six children.

He joined the Daily News in the 1890s and became assistant to Mrs Emily Crawford, the Paris correspondent. Ernest continued to write for magazines and newspapers until during the 1899 - 1901 Boer War, when he became a war correspondent, and killed an African tribal family. During the First World War, Ernest again acted as war correspondent. After the war he wrote an autobiography and wrote articles and short stories for magazines, papers and radio. Ernest died in 1935, and will be remembered as a family man with a passion for politics and military history.


Offspring of Ernest Smith and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ivy Smith (1904-) September 1904 England, United Kingdom 9999 England, United Kingdom
Herbert George Smith (1909-1992) 31 May 1909 Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 9 August 1992 Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia Jessie Tivey (1910-1976)
Marjory Mabel Farrington (1914)

Donald Smith
Hester Smith
Jack Smith
Frederick Smith

Namesakes of Ernest Peter Smith (1874-1935)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Ernest Smith (1887-1987)Carrowbrook, New South Wales, AustraliaSamuel Smith (1853-1935)Ellen Puxty (1857-1922)Clare Cecelia Cunneen (1895-1979)
Ernest George Smith (1875-1942)Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom"Studley" Kings Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United KingdomJohn Horace Smith (1850-1895)Martha Hagger (1845-1929)Emily Larby (1872-1943)
Ernest Peter Smith (1874-1935)Surrey, England, United KingdomSurrey, England, United KingdomThomas George Smith (1824-1920)

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