Born: 15 January 1878 in Wakefield, Yorkshire and was baptised 17 March 1878 at All Saints Parish Church, Wakefield.
Family: He was one of 5 children born to Thomas Gosnay, a pawnbroker, and his wife Mary Ann. No marriage can be found for Ernest.
Residence: On the 1881 Census he was living at 59 Kirkgate, Wakefield. No other address can be found for him until Spring 1919 when his address was 10 Watergate, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Twenty years later he is still in Watergate, but at number 12.
Employment: In 1939 he was a manager in a grocer`s shop .
Died: Quarter 4 1952 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, aged 74.
Regiment: Labour Corps (previously The King’s (Liverpool Regiment))
Service Number: 48788 (previously 73588)
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known