Monday, 25 January 2016

Rupert Gilbert 1886-1916

Born: Q1 1886 and baptised at St George's 1 February 1889

Son of: George Gilbert, 23 Nicholas Street, engine tenter, down quilt manufacturer who was
married at St John's Church on 19 August 1878 to Emma Hirst

Position in family: 4th of 7 children, all born in Barnsley
1. Alice born about 1879
2. Ada born about 1881
3. William Ewart born 1883 d. 1885 bur. in Barnsley Cemetery on 21 Dec1885, aged 2
4. Rupert born Q1 1886 WW1 KILLED on 1 July 1916
5. Bruce born 1889 WW1 SERVED West Yorkshire Regiment, then Durham Light Infantry
6. Stanley born about 1892 WW1 SERVED 15th York and Lancaster 13/382
7. Edith born about 1899

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 6 Lancaster Street, aged 5
1901: 6 Lancaster Street, aged 15, an iron moulder's apprentice
1911: 14 Lower Thomas Street (a boarder) aged 25, an iron moulder


Alice G Fenton Q2 1911


Edith born 29 December 1913

Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion:  York and Lancaster 1/5th (T.F.) Battalion
Service number and rank:  240682 Private
Awards: 1914/15 Star, Victory and British medals

Death:  Killed in action 1 July 1916 aged 30
CWGC Remembered: Thiepval Memorial face 14A and 14B

Barnsley, St George's Church, Memorial Plaque


Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
More information is available about this man on request

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