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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Philip St John Gilbert -

Unknown person Name : Philip St John Gilbert.

Son of George Gilbert and Mary Gilbert (née Russell) of 38 Albert Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1895 Ventnor.

  Census Information :

1901 : George and Mary Gilbert, with their children including Philip aged 5, are at 38, Albert Street, Ventnor. George Gilbert is a Baker and Grocer (Shopkeeper).

1911 : Mary Ann Gilbert, widow, with her children including Philip aged 15, are at 38, Albert Street, Ventnor. Mary Ann Gilbert is a Baker and Grocer. Philip Gilbert is an Architect Pupil.
  Service details :

Rifleman 1709 Philip St John Gilbert, 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

Casualty Details :

Died : 12 August 1915 aged 19

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor, Methodist Church War Memorial
Sandown High School War Memorial
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Drill Hall, Newport

There is also an additional inscription on a family headstone at Ventnor Cemetery.

  Documents :


Friday, September 17, 1915

Ventnor Men in Action.

Additional names of missing Ventnor men in the Dardanelles are those of Rifleman C.R. King, son of Mrs. T. King, 7, Webster Cottages, P. Gilbert, son of Mrs. Gilbert, Albert Street, and Harvey, son of Lance-Corporal and Mrs. Harvey, of 7 Richmond Terrace. Harvey's mother has received official information that her son is reported from Alexandria as missing. Rifleman King was corporal up to the time of leaving Watford. It is rumoured that Rifleman Gilbert has been taken to hospital wounded, but no definite details are to hand. Mrs. T. King would be much obliged for any information concerning her son, who was in B Company 1/8th Hants.


Friday, November 5, 1915 Page 5

Rifleman W. Hickens, 1/8 Hants Regiment, of Ventnor, has come home wounded from the Dardanelles and is in a Southern hospital. We regret to hear that no news can be obtained of Riflemen P. Gilbert and C.R. King, of Ventnor, who were reported missing after the landing and fighting at the Dardanelles.


Friday, July 28, 1916 Page 4

Mrs. Gilbert, of Albert Street, has received official information of a nature which unfortunately holds out little hope for the safety of her son, Private P. Gilbert, of the 8th Hants Regiment. Private Gilbert has been missing since August 12th, 1915 during the early days of the campaign in Gallipoli. He was a range-finder in the battalion. The Army Council state that Pte. Gilbert has been missing for so long a time that they have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead. The large number of friends of the family in Ventnor and elsewhere will sincerely hope that better news will be forthcoming. We hear that similar information has been received by the relatives of Rifleman A. Harvey (son of Corpl. and Mrs. E. Harvey), of Ventnor, who was also reported missing at the same time.
  Further Information :

His brother Dudley George Gilbert also died in the Great War.

His brother-in-law, William Arthur Phillips died in an air raid on Ventnor in the Second World War.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 28 October 2013 (added link to W A Phillips).


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