In the 1911 census, Eric was recorded living with his parents and siblings in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. 
It is uncertain what happened to Eric after 1911. His parents and siblings emigrated to Australia on 6th November, 1924, but the ships records show he was not with them.
↑ "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F6G-4CJ : 1 October 2014), Eric Joseph C Stearn, 1904; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW72-HFS : 2 August 2017), Eric Stearn in household of Frederick Stearn, Tamworth, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.