2nd.Lt Ernest William Henry Lucas

1889. May 31. . Born at Partridge Green, Sussex

1891 census living with parents at 2 Becket Rd, West Tarring, Sussex

1901 census living with parents at George & Dragon, West Tarring, Sussex.

Educated at St Andrews Grammar School, Worthing

1911 census. He is living as a boarder at 277 Hither Green Lane, Lewisham

1914 August 29 Attested. His trade was "Assistant Motor Buyer". His address is Terringes, West Terring, Worthing,

1915 Jul 24. Lands in France with Royal Sussex Regt

1916 Jul 1. Wounded.

Transfers to Durham Light Infantry

1918 Jul 31.The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. R. Sussex. Regt - Ernest William Henry Lucas. Sussex

1918 Jul/Sep married in Devonport, Devon to Gladys E. Minton

1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with RIC no 72845, ADRIC no 292. Home address: 42 Fox Street, Shaldon, Tidworth. Posted to C Coy

1920 Nov 28 Killed in Kilmichael Ambush His address is given as Terringes, West Tarring, Sussex

Widow is Mrs G E Lucas, 42 Fore St, Shaldon, Teignmouth, Devon. She was awarded £4000 compensation

Those attending his funeral from the RIC were Burdge, Young (there were 8 Youngs in ADRIC)

Richard Willcocks sent me photos of Lucas' grave at St Nicholas churchyard, Ringmore, Devon.