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Lieutenant, 4th Reserve Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment.

Died of illness 13th July 1918, aged 31.

Buried at Manchester Southern Cemetery, Manchester, UK.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Gilbert was the son of Job, a colliery agent, and Eliza Taylor of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He was born in 1896 at Pendleton, educated at Strawberry Road British School, Pendleton and British School Altrincham. He was a clerk to a stock and share broker. From April to August 1915 he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps. Commissioned into the York and Lancaster Regiment he died of Pneumonia on 13th July 1918 at Colchester Military Hospital. He left effects worth £415 0s 11d to his father.