IAN EDWARD GILCHRIST

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Born: 26th May 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 22; KiA at Bois des Foureaux.

Residence: 79, Constable Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th November 1915 – France.

 

Service: Cyclist 8632, in the 33rd Division – transferred to the Cameronians – 1st May 1916.

 

Rank: Private, Service Number: 25541

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion.

Formerly 6540, Public School Battalion, Royal Fusiliers – 1st March 1915.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 4D.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lily Gilchrist, of 33, Graham Road, Ipswich & the late Reverend Edward James Gilchrist.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   108, London Road, Ipswich.

 

Ian was 6 years old and living with his parents and sisters.

Edward James Gilchrist, 38, a Presbyterian Minister, born Manchester, Lancashire.

Lily Gilchrist (nee Hathorn), 34, born Sikkim, Hopetown, India.

Jessie May Gilchrist, 10, born Ipswich.

Isabel Irene Gilchrist, 8, born Ipswich.

Muriel Gilchrist, 4, born Ipswich.

Dorothy Stuart Gilchrist, 1, born Ipswich.

1 servant

1 visitor.

 

1911   21, Henley Road, Ipswich.

 

Ian was 16 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 48, a Minister of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Lily, 44.

Isabel, 18, a Student.

Muriel, 14.

Dorothy, 11.

Kenneth Stuart Campbell Gilchrist, 7, born Ipswich.

1 servant.

 

Ian attended Ipswich School – O.T.C. for 6 years. He was preparing for University with a view to enter the Ministry of the Presbyterian Church when war broke out.

 

Ian is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich.

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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/cameronians-scottish-rifles/

 

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