Lt Col
Ernest Alfred Brooke Alston

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1877
Lieu de naissance:
Sandgate, Kent, Royaume-Uni, Angleterre

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Royaume-Uni, Angleterre
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Lieutenant Colonel
Numéro de service:
/
Unités:
 —  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Attaché)
 —  Northamptonshire Regiment attd. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 10th Bn. (Attached as Divisional Pioneer Bn.)  (Attaché)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
11/08/1917
Lieu de décès:
Duinkerke, Nord, France
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
40

Cimetière

Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery
Parcelle: 2
Rangée: B
Tombe: 21

Distinctions et médailles 3

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

Complément d'informations

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.

Sources 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
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/164140/ALSTON,%20ERNEST%20ALFRED%20BROOKE
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary 10th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 9th august 1917-12th august 1917
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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