(Service number 6/4250)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 20 June 1872 Place of Birth London

Enlistment Information

Date 16 December 1915 Age 43 years 4 months
Address at Enlistment Studholme
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience Royal Navy - 9 years. Purchased discharge.
Marital Status Widower. One daughter
Next of Kin Miss Florence GILBERT (daughter), Thetford Rectory, Norfolk, England
Religion Anglican
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Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

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Body on Embarkation
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Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

27 September 1916, France - wounded

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 December 1939 Age 67 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 105, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Gilbert was born on 20 June 1872 in London. He married Florence Whybrow on 15 June 1892 in London. Their daughter Florence was born on 14 September 1893 at Stephney, London. He embarked as a stowway.


Cenotaph Database record not identified. Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 December 2016]

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