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Name: Ehret Way

Burial Number: 0720

Gender: Male

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer;

Born: //1878

Died: 29/08/1913

Buried: 02/09/1913


Ehret was born in Pashawar India in 1878 (Peshawar was in India until 1947 when it became part of Parkistan)
In 1881 Ehret and his siblings were living at Spaynes Hall, Great Yeldham, Essex. Their parents aren’t staying in the house at this time, records show their Father is staying at the United Hotel in Pall Mall. Their Father was made a lieutenant Colonel with the Bengal Staff corp at this time, so this might explain why he was staying in London. The children are being looked after by a Governess and 3 servants.
By 1901 Ehret is boarding in Penarth Wales, he has become a mechanical engineer training at the Taff Railway. (The Taff Railway was the first purpose built railway powered by locomotives to serve the expanding coalfields in Wales. The railway was eventually incorporated into the Great Western Railway along with 8 other small local railways).
He also gained engineering experience in the Malay States railway (a peninsula in south east Asia) and in 1904 became temporary assistant in the Indian Public Works Department. (they were in charge of public sector works dealing with roads, bridges, buildings and stadiums etc)

On 4th April 1905 Ehret was elected as a member of the Institute of civil Engineers

He married Clarice Imogen Tippets on 5th September 1905 in St. Mary’s Church, Belgaum, Bombay, India (Clarice was the Daughter of Alfred Malpass Tippets, a Surgeon)

He was employed as an engineer for the Bombay, baroda, and Central Indian railway company which formed a branch railway line from Nagda to Muttra a length of 339 miles. He also worked on the Great Indian Penninsula railway at Bhusawal (a british company, registered in London), where it is believed he contracted enteric fever (Thyphoid)

He came back to England but died on the 29th August 1913 in Broadstairs Kent of Enteric Fever, and is buried in the family plot at Heene. He left £1016 3s 1d to his widow Clarice.
Clarice married Joseph Wells in 1932 in Chelsea London. She died in Ripon Yorkshire in 1960

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): dozed.lucky.larger

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of Colonel George Augustus Way C.B.....born 6th March 1837 died 19th October 1899 and of his wife Katharine born 30th January 1842 died 23rd November 1923. Also of Ehret Way son of Co. George Augustus Way C.B. born 1st September 1857 died 29th August 1919

Further Information


Name: Ehret Way

Gender: Male

Born: //1878

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 5/9/1905

Spouse First Name: Clarice

Spouse Second Name: Imogen

Spouse Last Name: Tippets

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/08/1913

Cause of death: Enteric Fever

Town: Broadstairs and St Peter's

County: Kent

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1016 3 s 1 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Spaynes Hall Great Yeldham Essex
Mabel C Way (head) b. 1870 India, Winifred (Sister) b. 1872 India, Sybilla (Sister) b. 1875 Colchester Essex, Katherine (Sister) b. 1876 Great Yeldham Essex, Ehret (Brother) b. 1878 Peshawar India. Plus 2 servants and 1 governess


25 Windsor Terrace Penarth Glamorgan
Ehret Way, boarding at the home of Charles Partridge

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