Gilbert Bamfield

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 28810

Parents: Sidney and Emily Bamfield

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Moravian Road Kingswood, Bristol. Lived: 4 Blayton Place, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 27/08/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial and Kingswood High Street Boys School

Age: 26

Further information:

Gilbert was born in Bitton the son of a bootmaker and a middle child of ten children with five brothers and four sisters. He attended Kingswood Boys School then he married Beatrice Ettle in spring 1914 and their daughter Beatrice May was born the following December. Beatrice May was just 3 years old when Gilbert died.

Gilbert served with the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Gilbert 's battalion mobilised to France in August 1940 and fought in various actions on the Western Front. In 1918 they took part in the First Battles of The Somme and The Second Battles of Arras. Gilbert was killed in action in during The Battle of the Scarpe (26–30 August 1918). He was initially buried in the Grenadier Guards Cemetery, St. Leger, along with 23 others of his battalion who fell on the same day. He was reburied at Moray cemetery after the armistice.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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