Ernest Bickers1

M, #3861, b. between 6 Apr 1879 and 4 Apr 1881
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FatherFrederick Bickers1 b. between 6 Feb 1855 and 4 Feb 1857
MotherCaroline Newson1 b. between 6 Apr 1856 and 4 Apr 1858
     Ernest Bickers was born between 6 Apr 1879 and 4 Apr 1881 in Claydon & Bosmere, Suffolk, England.1 He was born between 31 Mar 1880 and 30 Mar 1882 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Frederick Bickers and Caroline Newson.1 Ernest Bickers was described as Height 5' 8 1/4", Weight 123 lbs, Complexion Fair, Eyes Grey, Hair Light brown on 27 Dec 1899.3 He married May Buckley on 27 Oct 1913 in Dover, Kent, England.3

Child of Ernest Bickers and May Buckley

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
5 Apr 1891Frederick BickersErnest Bickers was listed as a member of the household of Frederick Bickers in the 1891 census in Wallace Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Caroline Newson, Ethel Bickers and Edith Bickers.1
31 Mar 1901Ernest BickersHe was listed in the 1901 census in The Garrison, Sheerness, Kent, England.2
2 Apr 1911Ernest BickersHe was listed in the 1911 census in 46th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, England.4

Military History

  • Ernest Bickers began military service on 27 Dec 1899 after enlisting in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.3
  • On 4 Nov 1908 Ernest Bickers was a Sergt, Serial Number 2131 and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery.3,5
  • He ended military service on 28 Jun 1918; Discharged. Tubercle of Lung caused by service.3
  • Circa 1919 Ernest was awarded the Silver War Badge.6
  • Circa 1919 Ernest was awarded the 1914 Star.7

Occupation

DateOccupation
5 Apr 1891Scholar1
31 Mar 1901Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery2
2 Apr 1911Sergeant, Soldier4
Last Edited=11 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 1467; Folio: 62; Page: 6; GSU roll: 6096577."
  2. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Enumeration District : Sheerness Garrison."
  3. [S453] Service Record of Ernest Bickers, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1899 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  4. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG14; Piece: 4617."
  5. [S454] Medal Card of Ernest Bickers, Roayl Garrison Artillery, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "unknown cd."
  6. [S454] Medal Card of Ernest Bickers, Roayl Garrison Artillery, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll RGA/685."
  7. [S454] Medal Card of Ernest Bickers, Roayl Garrison Artillery, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll RGA/101 A Page 7."