Henry is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.
Born: 1883, Belstead, Suffolk.
Died: 21st March 1915; age: 32; KiA.
Employed: as a Bricklayer’s Labourer for the Great Eastern Railway, Ipswich since the 26th March 1906.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich. Henry was serving in the Territorial 4th Suffolks when war broke out. He volunteered for overseas service.
Date of Entry Therein: 26th February 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 1383.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pas de Calais,
1891 8, near Mill, Belstead, Suffolk.
Henry was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Walter Gill, 37, an Agricultural Labourer, born Belstead.
Charlotte Gill (Jennings), 36, born Washbrook, Suffolk.
Albert Gill, 4, born Belstead.
Charlotte Gill, 4, born Belstead.
Arthur William Gill, 1 month, born Belstead.
1901 Belstead, Suffolk.
Henry was 15 years old, a House Boy – Domestic. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Walter, 47, a Shepherd.
Charlotte, 46, a Laundress – own account.
Albert, 14, a Shepherd’s Boy.
Alice Gill, 5, born Belstead.
1911 165, Burrell Road, Ipswich.
Henry (recorded as Henry John Gill) was 26 years old, a General Labourer – Railway Company. He was a Boarder at the home of 56 year old, Agnes Alice Lovett and her family.
Soldiers’ Effects to Walter Gill – father and Charlotte Gill – sister.
Henry’s brother, Albert Gill also lost his life during the First World War. Albert was ranked a Private, service number 88049, for the Royal Army Medical Corps, 18th Field Ambulance. He was KiA on the 21st March 1918, aged 31, and married. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France.
Henry and Albert are also remembered on the war memorial at Belstead, Suffolk.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society