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The brother of Joseph, Ernest was born in Wolverhampton in 1893. By 1911, Ernest was living at Agnes Bills’ lodging house at 147 Walsall Street, Wolverhampton. Ernest was a blacksmith’s labourer at an Edge Tool Works.

Ernest enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 23846) but was wounded in the same battle that killed his brother in October 1914.His attestation of 11 December 1915 gives his address as 116 Lower Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, and his occupation as “carter”. During the War, he served in France, Italy and Egypt. He later transferred to the Manchester Regiment (number 88547). He was demobilised on 29 October 1919.

Ernest had a son, William Atkins Green, born on 22 May 1912. In March 1915, Ernest married Lydia Jane Green in Wolverhampton, and they had a further three children – Jessie, Olive and Harry – between 1916 and 1927. Ernest died in 1957 at the age of 63.