Born: 26th May 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 22; KiA at Bois des Foureaux (High Wood).

Residence: 79, Constable Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: London; joined the Universities & Public School Battalion.

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, Universities & Public School Battalion, Royal Fusiliers – 1st March 1915.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 4D.

Thiepval Memorial,




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




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 was educated at Ipswich School – entered 1906. A member of the School O.T.C. for 6 years. He was preparing for University when war broke out.

He had chosen as his life’s work the ministry of the Presbyterian Church.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edward J. Gilchrist – father.


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



Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion:


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