None of the families in our own tree would be considered as having a strong military connection. A number of people have served in the armed forces over the years however and are described on the Roll of Honour.
Tree 2.James Gillborn (aka James Gillman 0r James Gilbourne), served in the Marines for 6 years before joining the 89th Foot where he served in the West Indies, and briefly in Canada, as well as in the UK and Ireland. His service record in the 89th Foot has been completely researched from Army records at the National Archives (or Public Records Office as it was at the time). The cover page of his enlistment in the marines is shown right.
The earliest found so far is George Gilborn, who joined the 4th regiment of foot in 1811. He was closely followed by his older brother, William, who joined the 3rd Foot in 1813. Both went on to serve in the Battle of Waterloo, despite George's injury earlier in the year at the Battle of New Orleans. George became a yeoman warder ('Beefeater') at the Tower of London after leaving the army. Neither of these have yet been linked to our own tree.
The Gilborne family shown in this tree originated in Ireland and had strong military connections.
Footnote: There were undoubtedly others from these pages who also served, in the World Wars, but we have no details.