Very interesting ! He may or may not be the same Ernest but there may be a link. I did not geta reply back from the Wensleydale church to confirm whether the Ernest Batterham that they had listed was my Ernest or not ! No-one knows what happened to him after about 1954 ! So he may or may not be methodist !
My Ernest was born on 31/08/1911 in Berkshire. He did marry and divorce a woman called Alva in the Swindon area, and they had no children. The last that we heard from him, he was living in the Reading area. He may have remarried ?
Other ancestors in my line include William George Batterham ( 01/09/1880- 1943) , William J W Batterham ( 06/07/1857- 13/01/1888) and William Lawrence Batterham.
Let me know if any of this ties in with any of your information.