Ernest was born on September 24 1923 in Vancouver as the son of Richard W. (address unknown) and Dorothy Lilian Harrison (both English) of New Westminster, British Columbia. His parents were married on February 26 1918 in London England. His brothers were William Frederick and Geoffrey Michael Harrison. His sisters were: Mrs. Beatrice May Messinger nee Harrison, Mrs. Lilie Eidet nee Harrison and Kathleen Harrison.
He also was the brother of Cpl Arthur John Harrison who was killed in action in the same regiment on June 10 1944 age 23 in the B Coy near Putot en Bessin France. He was thereafter buried in Bretteville sur Laize France grave 6-C-12.
He was a jitney driver and member of the Church of England. He liked bowling, skating, shows, dances and read a little.
He enlisted on March 1 1944 in Vancouver and he went on September 5 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on November 4 1944 to NW Europe.
Ernest was missed after a patrol and presumed killed in action then on Saturday January 27 1945 age 21 near Leuth (Holland). They have unveiled there yet on June 10 2014 by his sister Beatrice Messinger nee Harrison a plaque for him near the probably place of his temporary grave near the dike of Leuth.
His medals: 39-45 Medal; France Germany Medal; CVSM & Clasp; War Medal.