Born in Portmadoc, Carnarvon, Wales in 1882, the second son of Edward and Jane Severn of Combermere Abbey, Burleydam, Cheshire.
Ernest was a gardener prior to enlisting.
Regiment : 143rd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Rank : Private
Service Number : 35609
Killed in action; Belgium 26 August 1917 Aged 19