Remembered with honour Rue-de-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row K, Grave 1.
He enlisted in Little Poultney Street; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Walter/Walton and Mary (nee ALLEN) BENTLEY; husband of Nellie (nee GREEN) BENTLEY.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive.
Ernest was born 1890 in either Cane End, Oxon, or Mapledurham, Oxon, and baptised 12 October 1890 at St Margaret’s, Mapledurham. He married 1914 in the Watford district, and resided in Watford. Nellie remarried 1917 in the Watford district to George H GLENISTER, and died 1975 in the Watford district aged 87.
On the 1891 Census, aged 9 months he lived in Caversham, Oxon, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Bradfield, Berks, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, an assistant baker aged 20, he lived in Watford.
Unit3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death28/02/1917
Age at death26
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)