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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Gilbert Whittington -

Name : Gilbert Whittington

Son of Miriam Whittington of Arreton (father unknown).

Born 1896, Godshill.
  Census information :

1901 : William and Charlotte Whittington, with their daughter Miriam and grandson Gilbert aged 5, are at Chillerton, Gatcombe. William Whittington is an Agricultural labourer.

1911 : Charlotte Whittington, widow, with her daughter Miriam and grandson Gilbert aged 15, are at Style House, Arreton. Gilbert Whittington is a Cow Boy on Farm.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 1813 Gilbert Whittington, 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Casualty Details :

Died 12 August 1915, Gallipoli

Commemorated at Helles MemorialCWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton Roll of Honour
Arreton Methodist Church Roll of Honour
Carisbrooke Castle IoW Rifles
Newport IoW Rifles Drill Hall
  Photographs and Documents :

Rifleman 1813 Gilbert Whittington. The emblem above his right breast pocket indicates that he is a Territorial soldier who has volunteered for overseas service.

(Image courtesy of Pat Phillips)

Medal Index Card
  Page status :
Page last updated : 21 September 2012 (added photo)


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