1. Memorial:Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, CuinchyIII. L. 14.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.123
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Maj. Walter Edward and Isabel Emily Gilbert, of 31, Birkbeck Avenue, Acton, London. "Gentleman" of Buckhurst Hill, (1911).

Education & Career :

He went to Dulwich in 1898 and left in 1900 and went to Aldenham School Hertfordshire.

By 1911, Frank was a Clerk (3rd Class), and had returned to live at home.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 14/Hampshire Regiment 

14th (Service) Battalion (1st Portsmouth) Formed at Portsmouth on 3 September 1914 by the Mayor and a local Committee. Adopted by War Office on 30 May 1915. October 1915 : moved to Witley and attached to 116th Brigade in 39th Division. Landed at Le Havre 6 March 1916. 22 March 1918 : disbanded in France.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

During the war Frank served with the 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, passing away on the 23rd of April 1916, at the age of 30. He is buried at Guards Cemetery near Cuinchy.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Norfolk No. 2852 E.C.London

6th March 1911
28th April 1911

"Killed in Action". No date for raising.

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