Ernest Broughton Gilkes,Rifle Brigade

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 Aug 10 Enlisted

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 Jun 28. He is not making a good impression

1916 Aug 18 The Army is not impressed with him

1916 Sep 10. Resigned Commission 2nd Lt E B Gilkes, Rifle Brigade.

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