Ernest entered the war in France on 16th August 1914. On 28th March 1918, personnel from the 1st Cavalry Field Ambulance established an Aid Post in Hamel. Towards the evening the enemy opened an intensive bombardment on Hamel, causing practically the whole of the personnel to become casualties. Pte Curry R C was killed. Acting Corporal Sweeny E, along with Ptes Spence E, Black A, Addie J, and Liddicoat W J were wounded and evacuated back. Ernest was also wounded and evacuated back, but died from his wounds 4 days later. He was the husband of Beatrice Tucker of 18 Love Road St. David's, Exeter.