Air Mechanic 3rd class Ernest Ager

Service Other Service No. 32496
Rank Air Mechanic 3rd class
Regiment:Royal Naval Air Service
Date of Birth: 06/05/1880
Born Roxwell, Essex
Date of Death: 05/03/1921
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription AGER E. A.M.3. ROYAL AIR FORCE

Service History

Ernest Ager enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service on 15/6/1916 and transferred to the RAF on its formation in 1918. His previous occupation was shown as motor driver.
There is no record of his release from service and his name appears on the small supplementary panel on the west face of the Dawlish War Memorial.

Association with Dawlish

Ernest Ager was born in 1880 at Roxwell, Essex. He married Jessie Dunkley in Q4, 1912 at St George's, Hanover Square, London.

His death is recorded on the National Probate Calendar as occurring at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Ernest Ager is stated to be a chauffeur living at 16 Hatcher Street, Dawlish.

Devon Roll of Honour
Additional Information

Next of Kin: Jessie Ager, widow
Last Known Address: 16 Hatcher Street, Dawlish

Royal Air Force cap badge

British Royal Air Force Service record transcript (National Archive, Kew). National Probate Calendar.

Free BMD refs

Dawlish Gazette

Refs from subscription websites:

Crocker Family tree – Ancestry

Census data

Marriage refs

Probate entry

Airmens’ Service records – Find My Past

Forces War Records