Freda Elizabeth Sparkes: Birth: 19 Aug 1923 in 1 Providence Cots. London Rd Dunton Green Kent UK ?. Death: 30 Sep 2019 in Seal Road, Sevenoaks, Kent UK
Title: 1881 Census
Title: Death Certificate
Publication: Reg.District=Dartford,Sub Dist.The Dartford Hospitals,County=Kent,Number 162
Title: Marrage Certificate
Title: England and Wales , Marriage Index : 1916-2005
Note: At the time of his death in 1960 Ernest was living in 2 Andrus Cottages Sutton at Hone near Dartford Kent UK
In 1913 when his son Reginald Valentine was born Ernest was a Town Postman and lived in Albany Road Fleet Hampshire UK
In 1911 Ernest was living with his family in schedule no 110 , Aldershot Road , Church Crookham , Fleet , Hampsire UK and was a Postman.
21 Oct 1896 to 9 Nov 1899 Home ie England
10 Nov 1899 to 20 Oct 1902 South Africa
21 Oct 1902 to 20 Oct 1903 Home ie Aldershot
21 Oct 1903 to 20 Oct 1908 Reserve ie England
Medals. South Africa 1899-1902
Queens Medal with Clasps :- Tugela Heights , Relief of Ladysmith , Orange Free State and Transvaal.
Kings Medal with Clasps :- South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902
Ernest joined the 13 th Hussars on 21 Oct 1896 in Canterbury Kent UK and was a Private ( Army No 3894 ). He was already serving in the Royal West Kent Regiment ( Militia Army No 4507 )
At the time of his enlistment his height was 5 feet 5 and 7/8 inches , weighed 127 lbs ( 9 stone 1 lb ) , had brown hair , blue eyes , fresh complexion , and his chest was 34 inches Min and 35 and a half inches Max.
On Sat. 10 Nov 1899 Ernest left Langton Dock Liverpool on Ss Templemore on route to South Africa ( Boer War ). He docked in Durban South Africa on Tues. 5 Dec 1899. On board were 22 Officers , 559 Men and 451 Troophorses.
He was in the battles for Tugela Heights Jan 16th 1900 to Feb 8th 1900 , The Relief of Ladysmith upto Feb 28th 1900 , The Orange Free State in about 1901 and the Transvaal in about 1902.
He was back in Aldershot England after Oct 1902.
He transfered to the Army Reserve on 21st Oct 1903.
He Re-enlisted in the 13th Hussars on 12th Dec 1908.
He transfered to the Army Reserve on 12th Dec 1912.
He was in Ypres Belgium ( WW 1 ) in Feb 1915 and was found unfit for duty on 26 July 1915 due to what we would now call shell shock.
In 1891 Ernest was living with his parents in East Street Addington near West Malling Kent UK and was a Farm Labourer.
In 1881 Ernest was living with his parents in East Street Addington Kent UK
Birth FreeBMD:- Sep Qtr 1876 Malling 2a 558 down as Sparks
Note: Hartley Wintney 2c 422
Lily is shown as Lilian Rose Wilde on the marriage certificate.
Note: Dec Qtr 1953 Dartford 5b 735
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