Ernest born in 1891 was the son of Henry Moseley a Shoe Pressman who had married Mary Jane Mawby in 1872. The couple went on to have twelve children although three died in infancy. By 1901 the family were living at 40 Grace Road in Aylestone and the older children were working in Shoe Manufacturing.
The 1911 Census shows Henry and Mary Jane living at 7 Milligan Road, only their youngest child,
Frank was still living at home, at the age of 14 he was working as a Rubber Hand in Cycle Tyres. The next youngest was Ernest, who at the age of 18 was working as a Fishmonger when he enlisted to the York and Lancaster Regiment in August 1907. In 1911 he was a Lance Corporal at the Dettingen Barracks, Blackdown, Farnborough in Hampshire.
On the 28/4/1911 Ernest was promoted to Corporal, however, he was reverted to the ranks at his own request, his paperwork says ‘not to escape trial by Court Martial’ on 11/7/1912. He was appointed to the lance rank again on 19/12/1914.
On 22/5/1915 Ernest was listed as Wounded on the Casualty List issued by the War Office, this was updated on 2/7/1915 when he was listed as previously reported wounded, now reported wounded and missing. In fact he was Killed in Action on 23/4/1915. On his paperwork it was noted that his body was found on 29/7/1915.
He is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres in Belgium. His name also appears on the St James Church, Aylestone, War memorial held by the At Risk War Memorials Project.
Ernest’s older sister Edith born in 1889 married Charles Edwin Hubbard in 1906, he was the brother of Charles and Percy Hubbard who were killed in the war and are also on the St Michael’s & All Angels Memorial.