Born: 31 March 1887
Family: The eldest son of Jabez and Catherine Duckers of 22 Newtown Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Agnes Starkey in 1931; our research suggests they may have had 3 children together – Dorothy M, Gerald E and Margaret A.
Civilian Occupation: Ernest was a painter prior to his enlistment on the 1st September 1914.
Residence: Ernest lived with his family at 22 Newtown, Whitchurch until at least when he left the army. In 1939 the family was living at 3 Castle Hill, Whitchurch.
Died: In 1954 aged 67.
Regiment: 6th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (Labour Corps 647629)
Service Number: 11641
Date of Enlistment: 1st September 1914
Date of Discharge: 4th March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation