Laid to rest at Ipswich Old Cemetery.


Born: 1905, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Died: 11th November 1945; age 40; died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Tubercular Ulcers of Tongue, at 8, Ernest Street, Ipswich. Present at death – Mrs. Constance R. Gilbert.

Residence: 8, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Greengrocery Roundsman – Co-operative Society.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 5944397.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 148 (The Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Emma Gilbert; husband of Constance Rebecca Gilbert, of Ipswich.




1911   41, Southsea Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.


Jack was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Gilbert, 47, a Horseman on Farm, born Kelsale, Suffolk.

Emma Gilbert (nee Chilvers), 44, born Kelsale.

Ethel Gilbert, 24, in Domestic Service, born Kelsale.

Charles Gordon Gilbert, 22, a Carman – Contractor, born Kelsale.

Cecil James Gilbert, 14, an Errand Boy – Grocery, born Walton-on-Naze, Essex.

Gladys Muriel Gilbert, 11, born Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.


In 1931, Ipswich, Jack married Constance Rebecca Last, born July 1909, Ipswich – daughter of Arthur Samuel Last, a pig dealer and Emily Last (nee Wells).

They had 5 children:

John Ernest Arthur Gilbert, born 1931, Ipswich.

Pauline M. Gilbert, born 1933, Ipswich.

Ronald T.C. Gilbert, born September 1936, Ipswich – died 1943, Ipswich.

Mary J. Gilbert, born 1939, Ipswich.

Joan D. Gilbert, born 1943, Ipswich.



Jack’s wife Constance and their 4 children were living at the family home – 25, Portman Road, Ipswich.

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