9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action with seven of his comrades when the dugout they were in took a direct hit from a shell in the Ypres Salient on Tuesday 17th July 1917 aged 28.
Ernest had only been in the trenches for two days.
He is buried in The Essex Farm Cemetery Ieper, West-Vlaanderen Belgium.
The land south of Essex Farm was used as a dressing station cemetery from April 1915 to August 1917.
Born and resident in Belper Ernest enlisted in Derby and was the husband of Mary Alice Taylor (nee Maskey), of High St., Belper, they had one son aged 5.
Ernest was a well known local cricketer and footballer playing for the Belper Pottery Club.
He was the son of Mr John Taylor of Victoria Terrace Belper.
Before enlisting he worked at Denby Pottery.
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