He was born 15 September 1887 in Leeds. He was registered in 1887 in Chapeltown (CHAP/23/121), GRO reference December quarter 1887, Leeds 9b 553, a son of William Crossley and Sarah Ann formerly Kerton.
In 1891, Ernest aged 3 was 'infirm, hip disease' and was at home with his parents and born in Leeds.
In 1901 he was living at home with his parents at Tadcaster, aged 13 and born in Leeds.
In 1911 at 109 Armstrong Road, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, boarding with Annie Hodgson and her daughter in three rooms, was Ernest Crossley aged 23 a blacksmith gun fittings, born in Leeds.
He married Marguerite E. Taylor in the June quarter 1913 in the Newcastle T district.
He emigrated to Canada, arriving in Quebec from Liverpool on board the Teutonic 27 May 1913, aged 25, a Wesleyan Methodist and married, an electrician who could read and write.
He joined the 5th Pioneer Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces land MF. His attestation paper was signed by him 22 April 1916 and he gave his wife as Marguerite Evelyn, his date of birth as 15 September 1887 at Leeds and was living at 1117a Wellington Street, Verdun, Quebec.
Posted February 2017