Lt Col
Ernest Alfred Brooke Alston

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1877
Geburtsort:
Sandgate, Kent, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Lieutenant Colonel
Dienstnummer:
/
Einheiten:
 —  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Angeschlossen)
 —  Northamptonshire Regiment attd. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 10th Bn. (Attached as Divisional Pioneer Bn.)  (Angeschlossen)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
11/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Dunkerque, Nord, France
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
40

Begräbnisplatz

Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: 2
Reihe: B
Grab: 21

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

On August 11th 1917, shortly after midnight, the vicinity of the military camp (R.33.a.4.8.) was shelled. At 1.30 a.m. the shelling became more localised. At 1.45 a.m. a shell struck the HeadQuarter mess, localised near Dunkirk, several miles behind the frontline. At the HeadQuarter mess, Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Alfred Brooke Alston, Major G. B. Stratton and Lieutenant Adjutant H. L. Slingsby were asleep, when it was struck. Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Alfred Brooke was one of the people who were instantaneously killed. He was originally buried in St. George's Cemetery, Newport, Dunkirk before his reburial in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery.

Quellen 5

"Tonbridge School and the Great War of 1914-1919. A record of the services of Tonbridgians in the Great War of 1914 to 1919", Londen en Tonbridge, The Whitefriars Press Ltd., 1923, p. 11-12, 371-372
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Ancestry
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/164140/ALSTON,%20ERNEST%20ALFRED%20BROOKE
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary 10th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 9th august 1917-12th august 1917
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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