Born: 7 April 1882
Family: The third child of John Henry & Eliza Nye of Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Elizabeth Cairns on the 9 July 1905 and together they had 4 children – Ernest Edward, Beatrice, Elizabeth & Arthur William.
Residence: In 1891 Ernest was living with his maternal grandmother in Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. After he married, in 1911 the family were living at 137 Towson Street, Everton, Lancashire and by 1939 had moved to 37 Robsart Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Civilian Occupation: He was working at Liverpool docks when he enlisted. The 1939 register records him as a Corporation labourer.
Died: In 1946 aged 64.
Regiment: Labour Corps (previously Lancashire Fusiliers)
Service Number: 431842 (previously 9427)
Date of Enlistment: 24 June 1916
Date of Discharge: 25 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Further information: He was entitled to wear a wound stripe following being wounded in action.