Regimental Number: 429774
Branch: 47th Battalion; 30th Reserve Battalion; 16th Battalion
Ernest was born to Charles and Rose Brewer in Ottawa, Ontario on June 30, 1896. The family moved to Vancouver when he was still a child. Ernest, along with his father and brother, went overseas with the Canadian army during World War I. He received a minor gunshot wound in the back in June of 1916. The family moved to the Peace country after the war, though Ernest did not stay long. In 1922, he and his wife Betty and their young son moved to New Jersey.
Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 158