M/4563, Petty Officer (2nd Class Writer), HMS Attentive, Royal Navy.
Died on the 22nd October 1918 aged 25.
Ernest was born on the 3rd April 1893, the only son of Edward & Sophia Titmuss of Fishers Green Road, Stevenage.
He joined the Royal Navy on the 10th June 1912. At the time of his death he had been married to his wife, Hilda May Titmus, for 18 months and the couple had a young child. He is known to have taken part in the Battle of Jutland.
Ernest contracted influenza at Dover and died at the Royal Marine Hospital in Deal.
He is buried in the St. Nicholas churchyard, Stevenage.