Name: Ernest James Tolley
DOB: 7 Nov 1899
Place of Birth: 30 Bathe Moor, North Tawton
DIED:  21 September 1971
Occupations: Soldier, Council Workman
Father Robert Tolley (1873)
Mother Laura Tolley (nee Casley) Born South Tawton (1872)
Spouse (1)

Eva Mary Taylor

Married 27 December 1926
           
Children Edith Mary Tolley Born 1928
  Ernest James Tolley  Born 27 November 1931
  Michael Tolley Born 10 June 1933
  Pearl Tolley Born 1935
  William Tolley Born 21 Apr 1938
  Doreen Tolley Born 19 January 1937
  Georgina Tolley Born 26 May 1939
  Eva Jean Tolley Born 26 Sep 1940
  Joyce Tolley Born 1943
  Victor Tolley Born 1 Aug 1947
  Shirley Ann Tolley Born 2 May 1951
           
        Ernest James Tolley andEva Mary Tolley (1926)Ernest James Tolley and Eva Mary Tolley (1949)
           
Notes: He enlisted into the Army  (Regt No 158467) on the 19 Sep 1916 serving in the Machine Gun Corps. He transferred to the reserve on 5 February 1919. 

He re-enlisted into the 2nd Devon Regt (Regt No. 5609987) on 12 May 1919, transferring to the Army Reserve on 11 Apr 1924 and was discharged from the Reserve 11 April 1931.

At the outbreak of the second World War, aged 40, he re-enlisted into the Royal Army Staff Corps, serving from 3 January 1940 to his discharged from the Army on 1 Nov 1943, in the rank of Sgt