Ernest William Westerman

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Ernest William Westerman


Military History:        


Regiment:                               Not known

Rank:                                      Not known

Regimental Number:             Not known 

Date of Enlisting:                   7.2.1918

Date of death:                        10.1970

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Nothing is known of Ernest’s (aka William Ernest) military history except that he enlisted on 7th February 1918.

Ernest survived the War and died in the October 1970.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                4.12.1899

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      3.11.1923


Ernest was born on the 4th December 1900 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire, the second son of Herbert George and Nellie Sarah Jane (nee Westerman) Westerman. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell until the end of November 1913 when, according to the school records, he left to take work as a bottle washer at a brewery having reached exemption age.  The 1939 census shows him working a slinger crane at a steel foundry.

Ernest married Mary Pettengell in the Royston District on 3rd November 1923.  They had two children, Joyce Muriel born in 1924 and Ernest George born in 1926.

Ernest died at Ashwell in October 1970 and was cremated (probably at Royston, Cambridgeshire) on 16th October 1970.


Ernest’s brother George also saw active service in the War and survived.




Ernest William Westerman

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

3rd quarter 1970

Enlistment Place:

Not known


Not known


Not known


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Regimental Number:

Not known

Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Not known



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