1. Memorial:Durban (Ordnance Road) Military CemeteryC.7
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.130
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour40C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Born at Cowley, Oxfordshire to Michael and Susan Munn.

The 1911 census shows that Ernest is home on leave at 16 Fairacres Road, Oxford and is a Lance-Corporal, based at the Depot of the Leinster Regiment. His father is recorded as an Army pensioner and as a Colour Sergeant.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/West India Regiment 

Action : Africa 

The East African Campaign was a series of battles and guerrilla actions which started in German East Africa (now Tanzania) and ultimately impacted portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo. The German colonial forces, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, skillfully fought for the duration of World War I and surrendered only after that war had ended. Other campaigns were conducted in West and South West Africa.

Detail :

The Register for Soldier's Effects shows 6409 C.S.M. Munn of the W.I.R, died 23.7.16 in S. Africa. War Gratuity is paid to his mother, Susan.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Moore Keys No. 2519 E.C.Jamaica & The Caymans

16th April 1914
21st May 1914
18th June 1914

Listed as a 34 year old Sergeant Drummer located at Port Royal upon his initiation into Moore Keys Lodge in 1914. Although no explicit war service is recorded, the final annotation says "Died, o.a.s." (on active service). Ernest goes on to join West African Regiment Lodge No. 157, Irish Constitution on the 17th December, 1915.

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