14864, Private, 1st Bedfordshire Regiment.
Killed In Action on the 19th June 1915 aged 24.
Ernest was the son of Herbert & Jane Elizabeth Mayes. The same shell killed both him and another Benington resident, Jack Warner, as they slept in a trench.
Ernest is buried in the Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. (2.H.4.)
Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal