JAMES FREDERICK GILSON

 

 

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 30th May 1921; age 31.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th October 1914.

Wounded at Guillemont 1916.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 9287.

Regiment: The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), ‘B’ Coy, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

C.8.14.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

 

Cousin to JOSEPH HENRY GILSON.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Clyde Cottage, Nelson Road, Ipswich.

 

James was a year old and living with his parents.

Richard Gilson, 31, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Catherine Eliza Gilson (nee Halliday), 24, born Ipswich.

 

1901   Clyde Cottage, Nelson Road, Ipswich.

 

James was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Richard, 41, an Iron Moulder – Lawn Mower Works.

Catherine, 34.

Esther Eliza Gilson, 9, born Ipswich.

Kate Margaret Gilson, 4, born Ipswich.

Sidney John Gilson, 1 born Ipswich.

 

1911   Arabia, Cyprus & Gibralter.

 

James was 21 years old, a Soldier ranked Lance Corporal for the 21st Battalion of The Queen’s Regiment.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Richard & Catherine E. Gilson, of 7, Clyde Cottages, Nelson Road, Ipswich.

 

The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), ‘B’ Coy, 2nd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/queens-royal-west-surrey-regiment/

 

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