Local directories give ES as resident at an address in Old Dover Road, Canterbury, by 1928 which would indicate that he was active with the business he owned. He was a fairly shadowy figure and so when I picked up the suggestion of ill-health forcing the sale to Drew I checked GRO death entries beyond that date for likely candidates,coming up with the info that led me to you. I have done a brief trawl for an obit in Canterbury papers that proved negative but have a forward planning note to look at the more specifically Whitstable one on my next visit. Possibly, in view of his resting place, the Tenterden one might also bear a look. Regret at this time have no other info as tofamily but will post anything that energes. If it rings any bells, the (sur)name of Lorraine has cropped up in connection with the Central Garage and appears to overlap the period when Earnest took over.