Ernest Russell Gebbett, RAF

1899 Nov 26. Born Catford, Kent

1901 census at 171 Sandhurst Rd, Lewisham.

1911 census living at 70 St Fillans Road Catford

1917 Dec 3. Enlisted. He had ben a draftsman

1920 Apr 28. London Gazette. The following cadets are granted hon commissions as 2nd Lt on demobilization 110559 E R Gebbett

1920 Jul 30 Joins ADRIC with service number 45. Posted to J Coy. He seems to have been a friend of Rampling, they joined together, were both young RAF officers, and both re-engaged, and both lived in Essex and were both in J Coy. And took their leave at the same time.

Fined £5 by Coy Commander

1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged on another contract with ADRIC

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1937 Kelly's Directory, Canvey Island, Essex - Birdale Nurseries (E. R. Gebbett, Proprietor), High Street

1939 Register living at Birdale, High St, Canvey Island with wife Winifred and son Paul. He is a Market Gardener

1956 Died at Southend on Sea. Calling himself Ernest V A Russell-Gebbett

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