i came across your posting and I think the albert you mentioned in the 2 ww is my father in laws father. he had a brother named sydney, and also two other sisters. i am just starting this research for my father in law and it would be interesting to see if this is the same ernest. My father in law nigel, doesn't know to much about his family, except for an obituary of his aunts that mention sydney, albert and his sister kathleen. (obit was for gladys bertha purser, the other sis.) albert was in the 2ww and I am currently searching to find his service records. (i was just able to get my own grandfathers records, and this got his interest that maybe i could do some research for him). please write back and let me know if this sound familiar. i'm not sure where this ernest was from in england, but he ended up in brockville ontario canada.