Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 31 and 33.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 April 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres. Unfortunately, Ernest’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are In Memoriams for Ernest in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 6 May 1916 and 12 May 1917
Son of Amos and Ellen Lucy (nee BOXALL) FARLEY of Garston, Herts.
His parents married 18 May 1891 in Horsham, Sussex. Amos died 30 September 1943 in Watford aged 75; Ellen died 27 November 1952 in Watford aged 87.
Ernest was born 14 June 1894 in Enfield, Middx, and baptised 24 October 1894 at Jesus Church, Enfield. He resided in Garston.
On the 1901 Census, Ernest aged 6 lived in Enfield, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a chauffeur aged 16, he was living at Leavesden Vicarage, Herts.
Date of death05/05/1915
Age at death20
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)