Frederick Gilbert

Name

Frederick Gilbert

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/05/1917
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
102034
Royal Garrison Artillery
196th Siege Battery

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
XII.A.3.
France

UK Memorials

Knebworth Village Memorial, Knebworth (old)
St. Martin’s Church Memorial, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Roll of Honour, Knebworth (New)
St. Martin’s Church Scroll, Knebworth (New)

Pre War

Frederick was the son of Charles Frederick & Maria Gilbert, of Knebworth Park, and the husband of Elizabeth Gilbert, of Park Farm, Aston, Stevenage, whom he married on the 31st January 1914. At the time of his call up the couple had two young daughters, Betty and Marjory, both of whom would never see their Father again.

Wartime Service

He was called up for service in the Army on the 6th July 1916 and was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery, being attached to “B” Depot of the Siege Artillery on the completion of his training. Frederick was posted to France on the 9th February 1917 and was held at a Base Depot before being attached to the 196th Siege Battery on the 10th March. He was to serve for just 100 days before being wounded. He was taken to No.32 Casualty Clearing Station where he died from the effects of his injuries on the same day. Frederick is buried in the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson