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Southwell Nottinghamshire
Edwin Gilbert was born in 1886 at Southwell and was the son of William a joiner and the late Edith Gilbert née Davenport of New Street, Southwell. His father William was born in 1847 at Caunton and his mother Edith Davenport was born in 1852 at Snitterfield, Warwickshire, she died in 1897 aged 50 yrs, they were married on 25th May 1874 at Snitterfield, and went on to have the following children, William Henry b1877 Caunton, Thomas b1879 Caunton, Edith b1881Caunton, Herbert b1882 Caunton, Robert James b1885 Upton, Edwin b1886 Southwell, Charlotte Nora b1888 Southwell, Ernest John b1889 Southwell and Harold b1894 Southwell. In the 1911 census the family are living at New Street, Southwell and are shown as William 64 yrs a widow and joiner, he is living with his children, Robert 26 yrs a plumber, Edwin 24 yrs a lace machinist, Nora 23 yrs, working at home, and Harold 17 yrs a lace machine fitter.
He was a machine lace maker twist hand at E Carey & Sons.
25 Mar 1916
116954 - CWGC Website
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Edwin Gilbert enlisted at Newark whilst residing at Southwell, he served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He died of wounds on 25th March 1916 at the No 3 general hospital at Le Treport. He is buried at Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
His brother Rifleman John Ernest (Ernest John) enlisted into the army as John Gilbert on 30th June 1906 at Newark, he gave his occupation as that of a lace hand, he signed on for 9 years with the colours and 3 yrs in the reserves. He served with the 1st battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was embodied for war on 5th August 1914 and landed in France on 13th August 1914. He died on 4th November 1918 of pneumonia and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
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