Some of the records are unclear about which ‘Bangor’ Ernest was from.
Ernest appeared on the 1911 census living with his family at ‘Cloy’ in Bangor. His father was William 48, a ‘bricksetter’. William’s wife of 24 years was Elizabeth. She was 50 and had given birth to 8 children, 7 of whom had survived. Their listed children were John Henry 16, a gardener. The rest were at school – Ernest 13, Herbert 10 and Archibald 6.
Ernest’s index card in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden confirms his regimental details. It gives the address ‘Cloy Villa’ Bangor and says that Ernest trained in Portsmouth and went to France in August 1917. He fell in action on the Menin Road on the 8th August 1917. Date of death given as the 10th.
UK soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914 – 19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms the regimental information above and tells us that he enlisted in Reading. This source says he was Killed in Action.