Rank: Private
Number: 8295
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 22 October 1914
Age: 27
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Ernest was born in Reddish and, as a young man, had joined the regular army, serving for 8 years. He returned to Stockport, got married and became a father. The family lived at 73 Edward Street, Stockport but, by the time Ernest was killed, his wife had also died. He worked as a cotton doubler for Robert Marsland and Co Ltd, Bradford, Manchester (and is commemorated on the Company's entry on page 502 of the Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour).

As an ex-regular soldier, Ernest had been required to serve a period of 5 years on the Reserve and he was still within this period when war was declared. He was quickly recalled to the colours   and sent on active service in August 1914. An account of the fighting which cost him his life is here.

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