Altrincham WW1 

John Gilchrist

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:09th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:York & Lancaster Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 27th October 1897, the birth being registered during the
December quarter 1897 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/186, the youngest
son of John & Alice Jane Gilchrist (nee Lee).

1901 Census - 7 Hope Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 3 - born: Sale.    Head of
household - John Gilchrist - Married - aged: 40 - occ: Plumber & Gas Fitter
- born: Manchester.   Also - Alice Gilchrist - Wife - aged: 40 - born:
Manchester.    Plus 2 elder siblings and 1 boarder.

1911 Census - 7 Hope Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 13 - Scholar - born: Sale.  
 Head of household - John Gilchrist - Married - aged: 50 - occ: Master
House Plumber - born: Salford.   Also - Alice Gilchrist - Wife - aged: 50 -
born: Manchester.    Plus 2 elder siblings.

Grandson of Thomas Lee, Manor Farm, Sale.

Member of John Hesketh's Sale Wesleyan Sunday School.    Staff Sgt in the
Sale Wesleyan Boys Brigade.

Employed by Mr. C. Letton Percival, Percival & Co., Agents for the Clan
Line, Albert Square, Manchester.

WO363 - He attested at Preston on the 31st May 1916 and was mobilised on
the 15th September 1916.   He resided at 7 Hope Road, Sale and was aged; 18
years 7 months.  His occupation recorded as a Junior Assistant.  He was 5
feet 6 inches in height and weighed 110 lb.   His chest expansion was 32 -
34 1/2 inches, with Fair physical development.  He embarked at Folkeston on
the 7th January 1917, landing at Calais the same day.

Formerly 160648 Royal Field Artillery.

Killed together with another comrade when a shell bust near them.

Death reported in the 26/10/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

See also the Sale Database.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1918, which states
that he was a Signaller.

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Sale Cemetery.  His father - John
Gilchrist died on the 26th May 1924, aged: 63 years and his mother - Alice
Jane Gilchrist died on the 6th August 1932, aged: 71 years.

CWGC - Son of John & Alice Jane Gilchrist.

It would appear that John was a Sale man, with little connection to
Altrincham.   The reason he is included under Altrincham is that SDGW
states that he enlisted at Altrincham, but there are many errors in SDGW.

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