27 May 2010

4976583 Pte Gilbert H Bilbie, 2/5th Bn, Sherwood Foresters

4976583 Private Gilbert Herbert Bilbie of the 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, died on the 27th May 1940, one of 849 British Army officers and men to die on this date. Herbert was 19 years old, the son of Herbert and Annie Mary Bilbie of Hallam Fields, Ilkeston. Derbyshire. He is buried in Oignies Communal Cemetery in France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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