HUBERT HENRY GILL

 

Born: 1868, Beccles, Suffolk.

Baptised: 17th May 1868, at Beccles. Parents: Hubert Henry & Rachel Gill.

Died: 6th October 1915; age 47; Died of Dysentery – at 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros. Served 1 year & 15 days.

Hubert was admitted to the 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, on the 19th September from Cape Helles, via the No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station, suffering from Dysentery. There were no unusual features in his case. In spite of all medical attention, Hubert grew weaker and weaker, and finally died on the 6th October 1915. Certified that the disease was contracted on Active Service.

Residence: 31, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Butcher/Slaughterman and Shopman – Mr. R.E. Sharpe, a Family Butcher of 70, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich

Hubert served his apprentice of 3 years with Le Grys, Butchers, at Beccles, Suffolk.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 22nd September 1914; Age: 44 years & 5 months; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: wife – Alice Kate Gill, of 31, Gatacre Road, Ipswich. Signed up for 1 year. Height: 5ft 5 1/4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair.

On the 21st September 1914, Hubert’s employer Mr. R.E. Sharpe, a Family Butcher of 70, Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, wrote to certify that “Hubert was a good Slaughterman and Cutter, and that he had always found him to be Honest, Willing and Reliable and can recommend him to your service.”

Date of Entry Therein: 4th April 1915 – Egypt.

 

Embarked – on board S.S. ‘Arcadian’ – Avonmouth – 20th March 1915

Disembarked – 4th April 1915 – Alexandria.

 

Posted to 244th Coy – 22nd September 1915 at Gallipoli.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: S1/SR/615.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, 244th Coy.

Formerly Suffolk Imperial Yeomanry.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.A.22.

East Mudros Military Cemetery,

Greece.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Caxton Road, Beccles, Suffolk.

 

Hubert was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Hubert Henry Gill, 25, a Florist, born Beccles, Suffolk.

Rachel Gill (nee Smith), 24, born Beccles.

Rachel Gill, 10 months, born Beccles.

 

1881   Ingate Road, Beccles, Suffolk.

 

Hubert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Hubert, 35, a Master Florist.

Rachel, 34, a Cowkeeper – Dairyman.

Ethel Edith Gill, 7, born Beccles.

Harry Rainald Gill, 4, born Beccles.

Reginald James Gill, 2, born Beccles.

Connie Titshall Gill, under 4 months, born Beccles.

 

1891   48, Musjid Road, Battersea, Surrey.

 

Hubert was 23 years old, a Butcher. He was a lodger at the home of 28 year old, Charles Garrard, a Butcher.

 

1901   ‘Red Cow’, Ingate Street, North Side, Beccles, Suffolk.

 

Hubert was 33 years old, a Beerhouse Keeper – own account. He was married and Head of the Household.

Alice, 33.

Winifred, 9.

Rachel, 6.

Robert, 5.

Hubert, 4.

Ethel, 2.

Reginald, 1 month.

 

1911   85, High Street, Dovercourt, Essex.

 

Hubert was 41 years old, a Butcher – worker – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.

Kate, 41.

Rachel, 16.

Robert, 15, an Errand Boy – Butcher.

Harry, 14.

Bernard, 8.

Phyllis, 6.

3 young visitors.

 

On the 7th March 1894, at St. Luke’s Church, Kensington, S.W., 25 year old, Hubert, a Butcher married, 27 year old, Alice Kate Davis, both of 77, Ifield Road. Alice born 1868, Walsall, Staffordshire, daughter of Joseph Henry Davis, a butcher.

They had 10 children:

Winifred Edith Gill, born June 1891, Kilburn, Middlesex.

Rachel Alice Gill, born September 1894, Brompton, Middlesex.

Robert Stutt Gill, born February 1896, Beccles, Suffolk.

Hubert Henry Gill, born March 1897, Beccles, Suffolk.

Ethel Louisa Gill, born May 1898, Beccles, Suffolk.

Reginald Henry Gill, March 1901, Beccles, Suffolk.

Bernard Arthur Gill, born June 1902, Beccles, Suffolk.

Phyllis Kate Gill, born May 1904, Beccles, Suffolk.

Charles Trawford Gill, born February 1908, Beccles, Suffolk – died 1911, Harwich, Essex.

Una May Gill, born January 1913, Harwich, Essex – died November 1914, Ipswich.

 

Hubert’s father, Hubert Henry Gill died January 1915, of The Hollies, Ingate Road, Beccles, Suffolk.

 

On the 4th March 1915, Alice Gill was sent cigarette coupons as her late husband’s personal effects. Not happy, Alice, respectfully replied to the Army Service Corps Record Office, at Royal Dockyard, Woolwich, asking politely whether there had been some mistake, as to her knowledge Hubert had in his possession at the time of his admittance into hospital – nine photos of members of his family, six large silk handkerchiefs and many curios etc. Alice added in her letter that these would be more acceptable to her than the cirgarette coupons etc., which she was returning as she did not consider them articles of effect.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Alice K. Gill – widow.

 

Army Service Corps, 244th Coy:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-army-service-corps-in-the-first-world-war/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

 

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