9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/08/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Ernest was the son of Maggie McKinley. He was born 8th October 1892 in the Fivemiletown area. Ernest became the stepson of John Clinging and was renamed accordingly. John was a farm labourer. Ernest Clinging was a servant working for the Rea family at Tullykenneye, Corralongford. Ernest Clinging enlisted in Fivemiletown. He went to France in December 1915. Private Ernest Clinging was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France. He had both legs amputated and died of his wounds on 20th August 1916.
During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre. Le Treport is a small seaport 25 kilometres north-east of Dieppe. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south of the town. Go towards the centre of Le Treport and then follow the Littoral/Dieppe sign. The Cemetery stands on the D940.