Tyneside Family History.
Parents, Ernest Wake and Nellie nee Watson.
Occupations:- Aged about 14, Line boy for Trams, Bus Conductor, Bus Driver he worked for Newcastle Corporation. all his life except for military service during World War Two where he served with the Royal Corps of Transport places he served were North Africa, Cairo, Damascus, he has the Africa Star, France and Germany Star and the 1939-45 Star and Defence medals. He once told me that he arrived a Normandy after the D-day landings when the jetty's had been built for transport to unload from ships.
Died, 21 November 1980.
Ernest WAKE born 11/3/1882, son of James WAKE and Elizabeth nee MOSS
Lived at 4 Tennant Street, New Town, Hebburn. Ernest Wake served with the Northumberland Fusiliers during World War One.
Whitley Bay Guardian, Friday, August 16, 1963
Former factory owner dies
Mr Ernest Wake, a local business man in the leather trade for almost 40 years, died at his home in Grasmere crescent, Whitley Bay at the weekend. Aged 81 Mr. Wake leaves a widow, six sons and two daughters. After serving in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers during the 1914 – 18 war, he bought a shoe repairing factory in Whitley Bay. In 1939, he started a leather fancy goods shop in Park Avenue, A few years ago, he sold his shoe repair factory, but kept on the shop. Mr Wake had been in poor health for more than a year. A service was held at Whitley Bay Cemetery on Wednesday. Among those present was his brother 94-year-old Mr. James Wake from Sunderland.
Census 1891, 2 Tennant Street Hebburn.
Elizabeth A? Wake nee MOSS Widow living on her own means, age 44 born 1847 Newcastle on Tyne?
James Wake Son, Fitter and Turner, age 21 born 1870 Gateshead.
Elizabeth A Wake born Gateshead.
Esther Wake age 11 born 1880, Hebburn.
Ernest Wake age 9 born Hebburn.
Census 1881, 39 Station Lane ?????
James Wake Age 40 Born 1841, Bedal, Yorks ENG.
Elizabeth Wake nee MOSS Age 34 Born 1847 Gateshead Durham ENG.
James Wake age 11 born 1870 Gateshead Durham ENG.
Elizabeth A Wake age 4 born 1877 Gateshead Durham ENG.
Ester Wake age 11m. born 1880 Hebburn Durham ENG.
James WAKE Married Elizabeth Jane MOSS in 1866 in the parish of St. Andrews Newcastle on Tyne ENG. James age 25 occupation was a labourer Elizabeth was 18 years old. The father of James was John WAKE and the Father of Elizabeth was Samuel MOSS
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