One hundred years ago today, just under a month after the Armistice, Gunner Ebenezer Brough 805608, 231st Bde. H.Q., Royal Field Artillery died aged 21 years on 5th December 1918. As he died after the war had ended it is assumed he died of the influenza pandemic that spread across the world in 1918.
Ebenezer was a Porthill Scout, and was the last of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.
Ebenezer Brough b. 1897 in Longbridge Hayes – d. France 1918
Scouts from Porthill fought throughout the First World War including many of the famous battles: Mons, the Somme, Passchendaele and Gallipoli.
One of our Scouts was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery and another was awarded the Military Medal for his . Many of our Scouts fought in the War and eighteen, that we know of, did not return.