Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment
Service Number(s): L/9937
Date of Birth: 1894
Place of Birth: Fulham. Middx.
Date of Death: 23.12.1914
Place of Death: France Place of Burial / Memorials:
Panel 20 and 21, Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France
Photos and newspaper articles
Click on any image to see a larger version
Parents: William Gilbey (1865-1902) and Charlotte Gilbey, nee Thick, (1865-1958)
Siblings: Sister – Beatrice (b1902). Half-sister – Florence (1907-1989).
In 1911 William was living with an aunt and uncle in Ninfield.
First World War Experience
William enlisted on 12th August 1914 and went to fight in France. Sadly, he was killed in action on 23rd December 1914 and was buried in Pas de Calais
William was posthumously awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 14 Star.