Ernest Brodribb was the son of Richard Sherring Brodribb and Frances Isabella Hayes. He had three bothers, of whom, Arthur MRCS LRCP (born 1871), and Charles Peldred MB BS (born 1874) were also doctors.
28 July 1897 Surgeon–Lieutenant.
28 July 1900 Captain.
20 Jan 1903 Reduced to half-pay.
21 Sept 1903 Returned to full-pay and posted to Aldershot.
Sept 1908 Appointed Surgeon at the School of musketry, Hythe, vice Lieutenant Colonel William. Mawer James who moved on to retired pay.
28 Apr 1909 Promoted Major.
Malta Feb 1914 Officer-in-charge Troops Scutari.
Specialist in ophthalmology.
Feb 1914 Left Malta for Scutari.
1 Mar 1915 Lieutenant Colonel.
18 Dec 1915 Retired due to ill health.
- Entry No: 7487. Peterkin A and Johnston W, Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1660–1960. Vol I (20 June 1727–23 June 1898). (London 1968).
- Succession Books Vol XX, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.