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  • The memorial commemorating Lieutenant Christopher Chowler Gilbert at All Saints Church Barnby in the Willows and is courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Fenton, Lincolnshire
Christopher Chouler Gilbert was born in 1883 at Fenton, Lincolnshire and was the youngest son of the late Edward Fowler Gilbert a farmer of Barnby Manor & Emily Gilbert née Chouler of 67 Harcourt Street, Newark His father Edward Fowler Gilbert was born in 1836 at Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire he died in 1902 aged 66 yrs and his mother Emily Chouler was born in 1847 in Harleston, Northamptonshire, they were married on 8th April 1869 at Harlestone, Northamptonshire and went on to have 12 children, one sadly died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Henry William b1870 Little Carlton, Edward Fowler b1871 Little Carlton, Mary Annie b1873 South Muskham, Emily b1873 South Markham, Harry b1875 South Markham, Isabell 1876 South Muskham, Dinley Prior b1877 South Muskham, Charles b1879 South Muskham, Harriett Elizabeth b1880 South Muskham, Margaret Annie b1882 Fenton and Christopher Chouler b1883 Fenton. In the 1911 census his mother is living at 67 Harcourt Street, Newark, she is shown as Emily Gilbert 62 yrs a widow living on private means, she is living with her daughter Emily 37 yrs a spinster also living on private means, also living at the address is a female servant. His probate record shows him as follows: GILBERT Christopher Chowler of 67 Harcourt-street Newark Nottinghamshire temporary-lieutenant West Riding regiment died 28 September 1916 in France Administration (with Will) London 3 February to Dinely Prior Gilbert engineer. Effects £679 1s 1d
He had served in the Canadian Mounted Police and the Queensland Light Horse. A keen naturalist and entomolgist, had recently published a book on the butterflies of Ceylon.
29 Sep 1916
32
748311 - CWGC Website
Lieutenant
11th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Lieutenant Christopher Chouler Gilbert was gazetted to the West Riding Regiment. He served in Gallipoli where he was wounded in November 1915. He contracted enteric fever in Malta and after being in hospital in England for nine weeks rejoined his regiment in March 1916 and went out to Egypt. He was attached to the 8th battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in France and was killed in action on 29th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Family memorial, All Saints Church, Barnby-in-the-Willows: ‘In loving memory of Christopher Chowler Gilbert youngest son of Edward and Emily Gilbert aged 32 years. Lieut. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Was wounded in Dardanelles Nov. 1915. Had command of his company in the Battle of the Somme. Fell while leading his men into action Sept. 29th 1816. His body rests in a soldier’s grave in France. ‘Till he come’ Article published 28th October 1916 in the Newark Herald :- Youngest son of the late Edward Fowler Gilbert of Barnby Manor & Emily Gilbert of Harcourt Street, Newark. He joined the army at the beginning of the war, having given up a good appointment in India and was gazetted to the West Riding Regt. Wounded at Gallipoli in Nov. 1915, contracted enteric fever in Malta and after being in hospital in England for nine weeks, he rejoined his old regiment in March 1916 and went out to Egypt. He was recalled to another front and given command of a company. He was a great traveller and had served in the Canadian Mounted Police and the Queensland Light Horse. A keen naturalist and entomolgist, had recently published a book on the butterflies of Ceylon.
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  • The memorial commemorating Lieutenant Christopher Chowler Gilbert at All Saints Church Barnby in the Willows and is courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Christopher Cholwer Gilbert - The memorial commemorating Lieutenant Christopher Chowler Gilbert at All Saints Church Barnby in the Willows and is courtesy of Peter Gillings