Gilbert Cross

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Gunner (or Driver 1772)

Parents: George and Sarah Cross

Marital status: Married

Home address: Windsor Place, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Colliery Coal Filler

Date of birth: 1881

Place of birth: St. James Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 01/05/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery (I. S. 6.), Nord, France

Age: 37

Further information:

110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

The Mangotsfield War Memorial shows his rank to be that of a Gunner whereas the Imperial War Graves Commission shows his rank to be a Driver

Gilbert was married to Mary Ann Bennett in 1905 in Bristol

His birth certificate shows that his correct name was Frederick Gilbert Cross and not Gilbert Cross

Gilbert died at Monts des Cats, France, his body along with four others from the 110th Brigade were brought in from a point near Monts des Cats and reburied at the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Battalion War Diary, National Archives, Attestation Papers, Medals Rolls Index, Imperial War Graves Commission, his Will and Pay Book, Birth Certificate and David Blackmore