Frederick James GILBEY

GILBEY, Frederick James

Service Number: 3766
Enlisted: 9 October 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Walthamstow, Essex, England , 1 September 1888
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: DOW - GSW R thigh, 25/4/1918, Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England , United Kingdom, 2 May 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery
Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery (Plot C, Row H, Grave No. 33), Somerset, Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Victoria Park Memorial Wall, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3766, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
29 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 3766, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 3766, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Borda, Fremantle
20 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
2 May 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 3766, 51st Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3766 awm_unit: 51 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-05-02

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Dec 1888 GILBEY Frederick James W. Ham 4a 253.

Deaths Jun 1918   Gilbey Frederick J 29 Bath 5c 615

Marriages Sep 1910 Gilbey Frederick J. W.Ham 4a 4_6
W.Ham is an alternative name for West Ham and it is in the county of Essex

He was 29 and the son of Alfred and Ellen Gilbey; husband of Katherine Mary Gilbey, of 48, James St., Perth, Western Australia.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 2nd May.......Private Frederick James Gilbey was born at Walthamstow, Essex, England in 1888. Fred & his wife Katherine arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia in 1910.
Frederick James Gilbey enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 9th October, 1916 as a 28 year old, married, Clerk from Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Corporal (voyage only) Gilbey arrived in England on 25th August, 1917 & was posted to 13th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire. He was admitted to Hospital with Bronchitis on 30th August, 1917 & discharged to duty on 8th September, 1917.
Private Gilbey was appointed Acting Corporal on 26th September, 1917 but reverted to the rank of Private on arriving in France on 18th February, 1918. He joined 51st Battalion at the Front on 25th February, 1918.

Private Gilbey was appointed Lance Corporal with 51st Battalion on 20th April, 1918. He was wounded in action on 25th April, 1918 with GSW to right leg. Lance Corporal Gilbey was invalided to England & admitted to Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England on 30th April, 1918 with G.S.W. to right thigh perforating flesh.

Lance Corporal Frederick James Gilbey died at 6.30 pm on 2nd May, 1918 at Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England from wounds received in action – G.S.W. to right thigh, haemorrhage of Femoral artery. Lance Corporal Gilbey had died “before we could operate on vessel” (from Hospital Admissions form.) He was buried in Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England where 6 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)