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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Messines Ridge British Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Ripley Derbyshire
He was the son of Thomas Gillott, M.I.C.E., of Upland House Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. His brother Bernard Cuthbert Gillott served during the war as a Captain in 6th Northamptonshire Regiment, winning the Military Cross and Croix d Guerre, eventually being invalided home.
1911 Census: Oswald Gillott was a 20 year old apprentice mechanical engineer, residing at 2 Woodland Terrace, Borough Road Middlesbrough Yorkshire. He worked for Richardson Westgarth & Co and later Blocklow Vaughan & Co.
07 Jun 1917
27
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Lieutenant
Royal Engineers
He served with 68th Field Company. Gillott is recorded as having been wounded at Gallipoli, before being killed close to Ypres on the first day of the Battle of the Messines Ridge, 1917. Possibly engaged in mining work.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Messines Ridge British Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Oswald Cornek Gillott - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Messines Ridge British Cemetery , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle