Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 15th July 1895, Hardwick, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Died: 19th February 1919; age: 23; Died of Influenza, at Ranelagh Road Military Hospital, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Edmonton; Date: 21st October 1915; age: 21; Religion: Presbyterian. Height: 5ft 6ins, clear complexion, blue eyes & black hair.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 101460.

Regiment: Canadian Engineers, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Gilbert A. & Edna R. Williams, of Ranfurly, Alberta, Canada.




1900   Menahga Village, Blueberry Township, Minnesota, U.S.A.


Gilbert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Gilbert A. Williams, 49, a Saw Miller, born Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, U.S.A.

Edna Rosalina Williams (nee Harding), 42, born Iowa City, Wright County, Iowa, U.S.A.

Charles Franklin Williams, 20, a Labourer – Sawmill, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.

(Dora) Euseba Nancy Williams, 16, born Hardwick, Minnesota.

James Ira Williams, 14, Hardwick.

Louisa Martha Williams, 10, Ohio.

Edna Ethel Williams, 6, Minnesota.

Caryl Roger Williams, 2, born Menagh, Minnesota – died April 1902, at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

The house was owned and free of mortgage.


1906   Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.


Gilbert was 10 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Charlie, 26.

Edna, 48.

Louisa, 16.

Ethel, 12.


Gilbert’s father, Gilbert A. Williams, died August 1902, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.



Driver Gilbert Williams, of the Canadian Engineers, who died from influenza at the Ranelagh Road Military Hospital was buried on Monday last with military *honours in the Field of Honour at the Ipswich Cemetery. The pictures shows (1) the gun-carraige approaching the Chapel, and (2) the guard of honour.

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