GILLHAM George Edward

Category: Military
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment or Ship: HMS Irresistable
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Birth: 1879
Place of Birth: Eastbourne, Sussex
Date of Death: 1944
Place of Death: Gosport, HampshireAddress: 86 Windsor Road, Bexhill

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

Parents:          George Ernest Gillham (1856-1939) and Emily Mary Gillham – nee Russell -(1858-1944). George was born in Robertsbridge, and was a general labourer, and Emily was born in Rye and was a maternity nurse.

Siblings:

Fanny Flora Gillham (married name Carly), b. 1881 in Eastbourne.

Ernest Edward Gillham, b. 1883 in Eastbourne. W0280 GILLHAM Ernest Edward

Emily M. Gillham, b. 1885 in Bexhill.

Spouse: George married Kate Fanny Wearn (1880-) in 1904 in Portsmouth.

In 1901 George was an A.S. on board HMS “Juno” with a total of 468 crew aboard.

In 1911 he was a crew member of a dredging vessel in Dover.

First World War Experience

Unfortunately, George’s records have not survived and the only reference we have to his war record is a report in a local newspaper dated 26th December 1914, together with a photograph, saying:-

George Edward Gillham, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Gillham, of 86 Windsor Road is now on board H.M.S. “Irresistible” in the North Sea,”

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