I know little about Ernest Brooks’ war service. Chailey Parish Magazine first mentions him in August 1918, noting that a Pte E Brooks is serving with the 3rd (Reserve) Royal Sussex Regiment. This information is repeated up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919.
Ernest Brooks died in 1965. His brother, Henry Alfred Brooks was killed in action on the Italian Front on
15th June 1918. My thanks to Mr and Mrs Alfred E Brooks of Chailey for assisting me with my research.