Sapper Henry Victor Gilbert

Private Henry Victor Gilbert served during WW1 with the Canadian Engineer. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number was 670106. His son served for Canada during WW2 and the Korean War. His story can be read by clicking here

Information from the 1901 Canadian census taken in Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario

Henry Victor Gilbert born on November 8th 1899

Father : Charles born April 3rd, 1870

Mother : Maggie A. F. (Lowry) born October 27th, 1874

Sister : Alberta M. born November 4th, 1895

Brother : Morris C. born May 4th, 1898

Also living with them Catherine Lowry (sister in law) born, May 14th 1886

and Robert M. Lowry (father in law) born August 22nd 1850

April 27th,1916 : Enlisted in the 166th battalion in Toronto, Ontario. He lied about his age when he enlisted, he said he was born in 1896, he was a minor. His address is Port Elgin, Ontario

Religion : Church of England     Status : single     Height : 5′ 8″

Eyes : blue    Hair : pale    Weight : 150 lbs

Trade : student

October 18th : Sailed from Halifax on SS Cameronian.

October 28th : Arrived in Liverpool, England

December 13th : Struck of strength from the 160th battalion.

December 16th : Transferred to the 166th battalion.

March 15th, 1917 until march 23rd : Hospitalized for tuberculosis at Bramshott, United Kingdom

February 28th : Transferred to the 107th battalion. This battalion would later become the 107th Pioneer Battalion Canadian Engineer.

March 1st : Arrived in France

March 23rd : Hospitalized for debility

November 30th : Admitted to the hospital

January 5th, 1919 : Returned to his unit

May 19th : Demobilised

Listed as a watchmaker after the war

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

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