1895 Sep 15. Born Steyning, Sussex
1901 census at 8, Stanford Avenue, Preston
1911 census He is a boarder at Dulwich College.
1913 Jul 10. UK, Mechanical Engineer Records
1914 Oct 16. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Ernest Broughton Gilkes. He was apparently in both Rifle Brigade and Connaught Rangers as a 2nd Lt
1915 Jul Lands in France
1916 Sep 10. Resigned Commission 2nd Lt E B Gilkes, Rifle Brigade. I have no idea why
1916 Sep 26 Re-enlisted in the ranks He was an "engineer driver", and had previously been 2nd Lt. "Called for service"
1917 Jan 20
1917 Mar 28 Promoted Sgt At Grove Park Depot
1917 Aug 8. Marriage to Sarah Speechly Willoughby
1917 Oct 10. Leaves Sydenham Depot. Section Sgt at MOT Depot Sydenham. Where he was "efficient and reliable"
1918 Jul 2. Discharged as a Sgt in ASC. SWB
1920 Apr/Jun Married in Willesden to Ruby Tattersall
1920 Jun 29. Bankruptcy Notice. Ernest Broughton Gilkes,present address the petitioning creditors are unable to ascertain, and lately carrying on business and residing at " High Wold," 1 Sydenham Hill, Sydenham, in the county of London, schoolmaster.
1920 Dec 13 Joined ADRIC with service no 1215. Posted to F Coy.
1921 Jan 3 to 25 Jan in King George V Hospital
1921 Mar 23. Permitted to resign from ADRIC
1923 Jul/Sep Died London aged 28. His Death Cert shows he died from falling off a bus - accidental. He was a Motor Engineer living at 54 Gloucester St, Pimlico