According to the Leicester newspapers Ernest was in the Leicestershire Regiment and was KIA, aged 17, on 17/07/1916.
At the time of death his widowed mother and his siblings were living at 43 Myrtle Road and his brother was living in Ulleswater Street.
Ernest’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 21.8.1916 Pg4.
Daily Post 21.8.1916 Pg6.
Illustrated Chronicle 26.8.1916 Pg8
Ernest is not on CWGC list so I have no further information about him.