2nd Lt. Thomas Arbuthnot Ekins, RAF

1898 Nov 1. Born Boston, Lincs

1901 census

1908 Aug. Student at St Peters York until Jul 1914

1911 census at 21 Nunthorpe Avenue , York

1915 Jul 21. Posted to France RASC.

RAF Service Record

1918 Feb 2. To Cadet Training

1919 Sep 16. Demob commission as 2nd Lt.

1920 Jul 25 Enlists in RIC and was in RIC as a Barrack Defence Officer at Drumcollogher, Co Limerick

1921 Jan 17. joined ADRIC with service no. 1545 Posted to N Coy. His next of kin is his father Rev G Richard Ekins, St Timothy's Vicarage, Crooke, Sheffield

1921 Feb 15 . "Services dispensed with, unsuitable"

1921 Feb 16. Reinstated in ADRIC with service no 1723. Posted I Coy

1921 Feb 22. Posted to O Coy

1921 Mar 5. Posted to P Coy


1921 May 14. Posted to R Coy

1921 Apr 22. Removed from suspension

1921 Jun 24. Permanent appointment in RIC. DI at Bruff, Limerick

1921 Oct/Dec Married Mabel C F White in Hendon

1922 Apr 30 Retired from RIC

1923 Sep 21. Leaves UK for Bombay. Passage booked by British Government

1926 Feb 7. Assistant Superintendent of Police, NWFP - shot by an outlaw near Mardan. Aged 27. Buried at Taikal Payan Cemetery, Peshawar. Son of Rev George Richard Ekins (born Enniskillen 1862). He was named after his grandfather who was also Thomas Arbuthnot Ekins, who was son of Dr Richard Ekins.  .. they were an Anglo-Irish family from Carrick on Shannon where they had property. A memorial (tablet) in St. John's Church, Peshawar - "In memory of Thomas Arbuthnot Ekins, Indian Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Peshawar, who was killed on 7 Feb. 1926 by an armed criminal who he was attempting to arrest, he himself being alone and unarmed." There is also a grave in Peshawar Cemetery bearing the same name - born 1 Nov 1898, died 7 Feb 1926. cause of death: gunshot wound whilst out riding with his sister one evening. This is less likely to be true and probably comes from the burial register. His sister was a "hospital nurse" and went to Bombay on 6 Oct 1925