Ernest Murch HAYWOOD was born on 19 October 1897 to Samuel Haywood and Emma Avery Haywood at Cawsand, Cornwall, England. He was the third child of ten. His unusual middle name of Murch comes from the maiden name of his paternal grandmother, Johanna. Ernest appears, age 3, with his parents, siblings, maternal grandmother Emma, and uncle Edgar, at 32 West Street, Millbrook, Cornwall.
On the 1911 census, he is still living with his family (age 13), but due to the importance of his father's work in being a brickmakers' foreman, the family has moved to South Down, Millbrook.
Ernest joined the Navy at Devonport on 9 July 1913 for a period of 12 years. He said his birth year was 1895, which would have made him 18 - but actually he was only 16. Was this intentional? or just misremembering? His service record describes him as 5' 3" tall, with fair hair and blue eyes, like his paternal uncle Edmund - the rest of the men in his family had dark hair and dark eyes (typical Cornishmen).
He gained several qualifications and passed exams, and served on HMS Colossus in the Battle of Jutland. He survived the war, and returned home to get married and raise a family.
Ernest died in 1971 in the Plymouth Registration District of Devon. He was 74. 
No more info is currently available for Ernest Haywood. Can you add to his biography?
↑ UK birth registration: St Germans 5c 28, December quarter 1897, mother's maiden name AVERY
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSHW-44G : 8 April 2016), Ernest M Haywood in household of Samuel M Haywood, Millbrook, Cornwall, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Antony subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7L2-RS6 : 2 August 2017), Ernest Murch Haywood in household of Samuel Murch Haywood, Millbrook, Southdown Millbrook Plymouth, Cornwall, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ernest by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ernest: