Ermanno was born at Genoa, Italy.
He emigrated to NZ in 1907 and became naturalized in 1911.
He enlisted in Oct 1914 & served in WW1 as a sergeant.
He married Mary Boyer (born at Leicester, England in 1895) in 1922.
They had two sons & two daughters.
One son , Francis, & one son-in-law, Thomas Johnson, served in WW2.
Ermanno was a blacksmith and had a business in Ohau from at least 1911.