Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1895
Lieu de naissance:
Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
104290
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Machine Gun Corps, 117th Coy.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
19/11/1917
Lieu de décès:
Polderhoek, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
22

Mémorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 157A

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

On the 15th of November 1917 the Machine Gun Corps 117th Company of the 117th Infantry Brigade, part of the 39th Division relieved the 118th Machine Gun Company in the Polderhoek Chateau area with 16 Machineguns. The 117th Company remained in the frontlines for four days.
On the 19th of November 1917 the 117th Company was relieved by the 118th Company of the Machine Gun Corps. They arrived at Stirling Castle at about 4.20 p.m. Notwithstanding difficulties of relief due to MG fire and the condition of the ground, relief was completed by 9.10 p.m. The 117th Company lost one man during the relief. The outgoing teams encountered heavy German Mg fire on the duckboards. One man was wounded and Private James Gilbert was killed during the relief by German MG fire. He fell in the morning of the 19th of November 1917 on ‘E’ Track at Polderhoek.

Sources 4

Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
Autre référence
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/839890/GILBERT,%20JAMES
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary Machine Gun Corps 117th Coy.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Autre référence