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Name: Alice Lewis

Burial Number: 1715

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Hong Kong

Born: 08/08/1882

Died: 23/01/1940

Buried: 26/01/1940


Alice Mary Burnie married Ernest John Lewis in 1906, in Bromley.

Alice was born in Victoria, Hong Kong, daughter of Captain Edward Burnie, Surveyor to Lloyd’s Register, Singapore, and his wife Janet, nee Inglis. Alice was born in 1882, the fourth of the six children of Captain and Mrs Lewis, five born in Hong Kong, the sixth in China..

Father Captain Edward died in 1900 in Hong Kong.

In 1901 Alice was living, with her Mother and two younger siblings, Constance and Arthur, and 2 Servants, in Beckenham, Kent

(Mother Janet died in 1931 in Berkshire.)


By the 1911 Census Ernest and Alice were living in Sumner Cottage, Bishopstone. He was living on his own means.

In 1921 the family were in Cromwell Crescent, in Kensington. Ernest was retired from the Foreign Office. Son John Basil, aged 2 and born in London, was there, with Alice. They had a  Domestic Nurse and a Domestic Servant.


According to the 1939 census, the couple was then living at 7 St Michaels’ Road, in Heene. Ernest was a Retired Journalist, and Alice ‘Incapacitated’. She died a year later. With them was son John, now 20, and an Undergraduate at Cambridge.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 52

Exact Location (what3words): frozen.noting.proof

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy. Supply spring and autumn flowering plants


To the dear memory of Allice Mary beloved wife of Ernest John Lewis passed to rest January 23rd 1940 and Ernest John Lewis united in peace November 21st 1967

Further Information


Name: Alice Mary Lewis

Gender: Female

Born: 08/08/1882

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name:Burnie

Marriage Date: //1906

Spouse First Name: Ernest

Spouse Second Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Lewis

Town of Marriage: Bromley

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/01/1940

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 7

Address line 3: St. Michaels Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7526 18 s 9 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

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