Born: December 1883
Family: Second child of John and Hanna Beech of Way Mills, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Lily Hopwood on 31 December 1906 and together they had 4 children – Thomas Cyril, John Ernest, Doris May and Frederick.
Civilian Occupation: He worked as a railway signalman.
Residence: The 1911 Census shows him living at New Cottages, Wrenbury, Cheshire. By the time of the 1939 Register, the family had moved to 1 Oak Villas, Nantwich Road, Wrenbury, Cheshire.
Died: Ernest died in 1945.
Regiment: Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division (King’s Shropshire Light Infantry)
Rank: Sapper, (Lance Corporal)
Service Number: WR/262276, 217993, (7220)
Date of Enlistment: 3 September 1914
Date of Discharge: 6 February 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation