Rank: Private
Number: 14643
Unit: 12th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 2 October 1918
Age: 22
Cemetery: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaraia, Greece

Ernest was born within the parish of St Paul's C of E Church, Great Portwood Stret, Stockport. After the war, his mother, Mrs E Watson, was living at 15 Mellor Street, in the Carrington Road area of the town. It's not known if this was the family home.

He enlisted in Stockport, during September 1914, joining one of the new "Service Battalions" of the Cheshire Regiment. Apart from a few weeks in France, all of Ernest's service was in Greece. The Great War ended in Greece on 30 September 1918, with the capitulation of the Bulgarian Army. Shortly before this, Ernest had been wounded. Although the details of this are not known, he is understood to have been in a military hospital when he died.

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