Served in the First World War in the Royal Garrison Artillery Territorial Force. Gained a campaign medal as a Lieutenant.
The Army List of April 1942 shows Bickersteth E. R. in the Administrative Branch for the Regular Army Emergency Commissions of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as a Temporary Lieutenant – Colonel.
Died on 4 January 1945.
BICKERSTETH – On Jan. 4, 1945 at the Brotherton Wing, Leeds Infirmary, L IEUT .-C OL . EDWARD ROBERT BICKERSTETH, of Pauls Hill, Leigh, Kent , greatly loved husband of Evie. Please, no letters.
Times online Archive, Deaths section,11 January 1945
Lived in Paul’s Hill House, Leigh, Kent from just after World War 1 with wife Evelyn and their three children.
Remembered on Leigh War Memorial.