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21666   Private Ernest Churchill Templeton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/08/1890
Died: 25/05/1917 (Died by accident)
Age: 27
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension
  Bruay, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave G-25
CWGC Casualty 492761
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 54
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1 1901 Census lists Templeton family Lists Ernest C as age 10 living with the family at house 11 in Clonlee, Larne, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Templeton family Does not list Ernest as living with the family at house 18 in Claremont Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim
3 Brother - Arthur H Attestation Papers Arthur Hancock Templeton enlisted on 17th May 1915
4 Brother - Charles B Attestation Papers Charles Bradley Templeton enlisted on 22nd September 1914
5 Brother - Robert H Attestation Papers Robert Hutchings Templeton enlisted on 21st May 1918
6 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Ernest Churchill Templeton
7 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Ernest Templeton
8 Ernest Templeton Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (34 no.)
9 Photo of Private Ernest Templeton
10 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Lists details of death
11 St. Andrew's Church, Moose Jaw Private Ernest Templeton listed on memorial
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023