Birth: ca May 1921 Basford
Father: Dan GILBOURNE (1892 - ca1971)
Mother: Ellen TOMLINSON (ca1880 - ca1945)
Spouse: Unmarried
Death: 23 Oct 1943


dan gilbourne in naval uniformDan is one of only three Gilbourne yet found who served in the Royal Navy. He was killed while serving as a stoker 1st class on HMS Charybdis in 1943, the only Gilbourne known to have died in the Second World War.   The British were hunting the German ship Munsterland when they were attacked by E-boats escorting her and the Charybdis sank after being hit by two torpedoes. HMS Limbourne was lost in the same action, and the loss of life from the two ships was over 500 men.  The account of the action is well documented, probably the best being an excellent site which contains several first hand accounts of the action.
This family lived in Brinsley, Notts, His brother served in the army in India in WWII.


GRO Birth Index: Basford 7b 438 Jun 1921


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