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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Gilbert Sterling -

Unknown person Name : Gilbert Sterling.

Son of Charles Henry Sterling and Ada Love Sterling, of "Thornton", Steyne Rd., Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1891 Camberwell, Surrey.
  Census Information :

1891 : Charles and Ada Sterling, with their children including Gilbert aged 2 months, are at 41 Kimberley Road, Camberley, Surrey. Charles Sterling is a Carpenter and Joiner.

1901 : Charles and Ada Sterling, with their children including Gilbert aged 10, are at 4, St John's Villa, Ryde. Charles Sterling is a Carpenter and Joiner.

1911 : Charles and Ada Sterling with some of their children, but not Gilbert, are at Thornton, Steyne Road, Bembridge. Charles Sterling is a Jobbing Carpenter. Gilbert Sterling appears as a Footman with a family in Rahinstown, co Meath, Ireland.
  Service details :

Private 14418 Gilbert Sterling, 14th Bn., Hampshire Regiment.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 30 June 1916, aged 25.

Buried at : St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bonchurch War Memorial
St Boniface Church Pulpit War Memorial
St Boniface Church Roll of Honour
Bembridge War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and newspaper cuttings :


Friday, May 17, 1918 Page 1

Bonchurch is paying its share of the grim toll of war. No less than six men from the village have made the supreme sacrifice, and it is a curious coincidence that all those who have fallen bore the Christian name of George, namely: George Hitchman, George White, George Hastings [1], George Russell, George Woodford, and George Harbourne.

[1] this should be George Sterling
  Further Information :

Gilbert Sterling was the brother-in-law of Harry Holbrook who was also killed in the Great War.

Gilbert Sterling was an uncle of John Sterling Hesk who died while serving with the RAF in 1941.
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Page last updated : 27 September 2013 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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