Additional information: Son of William Henry and Ellen Maud Akehurst; husband of Ethel May Akehurst, of Great Totham, Essex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 52.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Ernest Akehurst, with the Chief Officer Herbert Robinson, went below as the "Dunbar Castle" was sinking after being mined to search for anyone left behind. At the time Ernest was an Able Seaman. (see page 214, Union-Castle Chronicle by Marischal Murray)