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|
|Ivy Smith (1904-)||September 1904 England, United Kingdom||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|| |
Namesakes of Ernest Peter Smith (1874-1935)