Ernest was born on October 20 1916 in Calgary as the son of Charles Henry (Italian) and Mary Elizabeth Casorso (Irish), of Kelowna, British Columbia. His parents were married on June 16 1915 in Calgary. The address of his father is unknown. His brothers were: Victor Raymond, Martin, George Henry, Bernard, Francis, Michael and Donald Casorso. And his sisters were : Mary Josephine Davies and Eileen Casorso (RCAF).
His profession was a butcher and he was member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He enlisted on July 10 1940 in Kelowna and he went overseas to the UK on June 12 1942 and thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
Ernest was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 27 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: MAY HE REST IN PEACE
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.