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  • 9015 Private Charles Gilman died of wounds on 6 December 1916 and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Rouen had a base hospital. He is buried in grave O. III. G. 8. Photo Steve Morse
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William Gilman and the brother of Arthur and Mabel Gilman and Charlotte (née Gilman) Mellers. In 1911 they lived at 5 Pierrepont Street Sneinton Nottingham.
He was a labourer.
06 Dec 1916
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517779 - CWGC Website
9015
1902 - 30 White Street Nottingham.
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Charles Gilman attested in the 4th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 7 April 1902 aged 18 years 5 months and 5 feet 4 inches in height. He was re-engaged in 1907 and on 14 June 1908 at Chilwell Camp he enlisted with the new Special Reserve (still 4th battalion). In 1911 he was re-engaged for a further 4 years. Charles was mobilised on 5 August 1914 and after training was posted to 1st battalion in France, arriving on 10 November. A draft arrived with the battalion on 15 November. On 3 January 1915 he was sent to 19 Field Ambulance with a 'scalded right arm' and then on to 3 Stationery Hospital Rouen. On 5th he was on No6 Ambulance Train which took him to a hospital ship and home. After two weeks in England, he returned to the 1st Battalion and would remain with them until 17 March 1916 when he was again hospitalised with scabies and other problems. Charles was moved to England on 7 April and remained there until 14 September, when he was posted to the 9th battalion in France. It is likely Charles was wounded on 29th November when the battalion suffered a number of casualties. He was moved down the casualty chain to Rouen but died of his wounds. John Morse
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  • 9015 Private Charles Gilman died of wounds on 6 December 1916 and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Rouen had a base hospital. He is buried in grave O. III. G. 8. Photo Steve Morse
    Charles Gilman grave - 9015 Private Charles Gilman died of wounds on 6 December 1916 and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Rouen had a base hospital. He is buried in grave O. III. G. 8. Photo Steve Morse