Year of death: 1917
Date of birth: 1897
Date of death: 8/4/1917
Place of death: Germany
Service number: 32974
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment
Cemetery location: Section V
Where remembered?: Arras Memorial
Ernest was born in Scarborough, the eldest of two sons of William and Eliza of 2 Vine Street. He attended Friarage School. His father, a butcher, enlisted in the SpArmy Service Corps and served as a butcher, surviving the war. Ernest was an apprentice Linotype worker at the Scarborough Evening News. He enlisted in Scarborough in 1916. His mother was first informed that he was wounded, then that he was killed, and then by the British Red Cross that he had died in Germany. It is believed that he died of wounds whilst a prisoner of war.
No loved one stood beside him to hear his last farewell. No words of comfort could he have from those who loved him well. Till we meet again.