Ernest Creighton was the youngest son of James and Sarah Creighton of Doons, Orritor, Cookstown. He was born on 21st May 1891 and after leaving school joined the Royal Irish Constabulary as a policeman. In 1913 Ernest emigrated to Canada and continued his work with the police there. He enlisted in the Army at Toronto on 30th August 1915. He was described as being five feet eleven and a quarter inches tall, with blue eyes, light brown hair and a ruddy complexion. Again his worth attracted the attention of his superiors and he was selected for a Commission, being sent to England to qualify himself for that position. He was not married. Ernest was killed in action on 8th August 1918
Hangard is a village between Domart and Demuin. The road to Villers-Bretonneux goes due north from the village, up a steep hillside. After 2 kilometres it passes between the two portions of Hangard Wood, and Hangard Wood British Cemetery will be found at this point.