Ernest Sisson Dalton

Census Address: 24 St Paul's Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1896
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment, later Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Lewes, Sussex
Date Died: 1972
24 St Paul's Street, Stamford

Ernest was born in 1896 in Stamford. In 1911 he was 14 and was living with his widowed mother Ann Jane Dalton at 24 St Paul’s Street. She was living on her ‘private means’. His father, Henry Dalton, had died in Stamford in 1908.

In 1901 Ernest had been living at 3 St Paul’s Street with his father, mother and his half-brother Charles aged 33 and his 2 year old sister Dorothy Windle. His father was born in Pilsgate, Northamptonshire and was a butcher. His mother was born in Warrington, Lancashire.

His father, Henry, and mother were married in 1894. This was his third marriage. His second wife, Kitty Southwell, had died in 1893. After his father’s death Ernest and his mother had moved to 24 St Paul’s Street.

His father’s probate recorded that his son, Edward, was continuing the butcher’s business at 17 St Mary’s Street. Another son, Thomas Robert, was a grocer in Uppingham

Ernest’s half-brother Charles had died in 1906 and Ernest’s sister, Dorothy, had died in 1902.

At the beginning of WWI Ernest was 18. His medal record revealed that he was enlisted into the York and Lancaster Regiment. Details and dates of his service have not been found. He was a 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the British and Victory Medals as well as the Silver War Badge.

He ended his service in WWI by joining the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) on 10th September 1917. Initially he received instructions for joining at HMS Pembroke Barracks in Chatham. He qualified for coding . Later on HMS Thalia (Cromarty?) he covered relief duty during the absence of a member of staff. This service with the RNVR ended when he was demobilised on 21st December, 1918.

Ernest married Minnie Barnard on 6th June, 1918 in St Michael’s Church in Stamford. She was born In Cricklade, Wiltshire. But by 1911 her family had moved to the Milton Park Estate , near Peterborough where her father was employed as a Huntsman. Minnie died in Stamford in 1950.

Ernest’s mother, Ann Jane, died in Stamford in 1940, she had been living at 11a Maiden Lane. At the time of her death her son, Ernest Sisson Dalton, was a Sergeant Major in H.M. Army (National Probate Record)

Ernest died in June, 1972 in Lewes, Sussex (?).