Ernest Churchill Templeton was the son of James Bradley Templeton and Annie Kathleen Templeton. Ernest was born on 8th August 1890. James Bradley Templeton was a Methodist minister Ernest Templeton attended the Royal School Dungannon between 1906 and 1908. He continued his studies at Methodist College Belfast. Ernest Templeton emigrated to Canada. He was living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and working as a bank clerk in the local branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce before enlisting. On 13th September 1914, Ernest Templeton enlisted with the 5th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry Private Ernest Templeton was a bomb instructor with his battalion. He was killed in an accident when a bomb burst in his hands on 25th May 1917. He was 27 years old.
Bruay is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 26 kilometres north-west of Arras. Leave Bruay on the N.41 (Bethune/St Pol road). Turn right where signposts indicate Lens/Calonne-Riquart. After 400 metres turn right again, sign Cimetiere Ouest. Continue up the hill past the minor memorial. The cemetery is found after one kilometre on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is in the far right hand corner.