Born: 28th August 1881 in Blofield, Norfolk and baptised on the 25 September at St. Andrew’s Church, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norfolk.
Family: He was the son of James Ernest Bacon, a bank cashier, and his wife Money Ellen Spurgin. Ernest married Lilian M Maynard in Axbridge, Somerset in 1921 and the following year, 1922, their only child Ursula Jean Cecile was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Education: Between 1894-1897 he was educated at King Edward VI School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Residence: In 1891 Ernest was living with his parents in Blofield, Norfolk. By the time of the 1901 Census he is in Monks Coppenall, Nantwich, Cheshire and in 1911 he is living in Richmond, Yorkshire. His address was reported as Chester Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire in a 1915 Cambridge Independent Post article and this address is shown on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register. From 1939 to his death he was living at The Otterborne Hotel, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
Employment: On the 1901 Census, Ernest`s occupation is described as a premium apprentice in a locomotive works. By the time of the 1911 he is an engineer. On the 1939 Register he is a hotel proprietor.
Died: 4th December 1943, aged 62.
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Rank: Lieutenant in 1915, rising to the rank of Captain by the end of the War
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known