Egbert Stanley Careless RAF

1889 Apr 2. Born Sussex

1891 census at Walt Ward House, Meeching Road, Newhaven, Sussex

1901 census Walt Ward House, Meeching Road, Newhaven, Sussex

1911 census at 18 Princes St, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

1910 to 1914 Working in the book trade

1915 Mar 9. Enlists in W Kent Regt

1915 Sep 24 Lands with MEF

1917 Nov 8 Transfers to RFC

RAF Record

1919 Apr 13. The undermentioned Cadets are granted Hon. Commissions as 2nd Lts.: — 270540 Egbert Stanley Careless.

1920 Nov 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 936. Posted I Coy

1921 Apr 5. " Dismissed the Force "

1926 Applies for medals from Walter Cobb Ltd in Sydenham. Walter Cobb Ltd, began as a ladies' outfitters at Kirkdale, Sydenham, in 1861, being described as a General Drapery Establishment in 1862, which sold dresses, shawls and mantles, millinery and family mourning. Cobb's advertisement claimed he stocked all the latest fashions from London and Paris. The business premises expanded, occupying 18-24 Kirkdale in 1894, 5-9, 14-22 Kirkdale in 1921. By this time the company had branched out as an undertakers and also sold furniture, having a furniture depository at Silverdale. It also provided restaurant facilities. It was incorporated as a private company in 1912. It was bombed during World War II and rebuilding was not finally completed until 1960. In these post war years, the firm diversified and sold menswear and hardwear as well as their established products. The firm closed in 1981.

1930 The only death that looks right is "Stanley E Careless" in Chelmsford aged 41

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