Robert Gilbourne

Birth: ca Nov 1875 Greasley, Nottinghamshire
Father: James GILBOURNE (1849-ca1913)
Mother: Catherine HATTON (ca1853-ca1938)
Spouse 1: Florence POWELL
Marriage: ca Aug 1905, Doncaster District
Spouse 2: Nellie CAYTON
Marriage: ca Aug 1916, Rotherham District
Death: ca Nov 1952 Sheffield


Little is known about this Robert Gilbourne. His discharge papers from the Sherwood Foresters were noticed in PRO series WO22 when looking for his brother's record. He served in the Boer War in 4th Battalion Derbyshire Regiment from 16 Jun 1897 to 30 Apr 1901, when he was discharged at Woolwich as medically unfit for further service. No details of what caused him to be unfit were given, it was apparently not a result of any military injury.

He subsequently had four children with his first wife, and a further five with Nellie Kayton. One child with each wife was named Robert, but both died before adulthood.


GRO Birth Index: Basford Dec 1875 7b 132  
GRO Marriage 1 Index: Doncaster Sep 1905 9c 1121  
GRO Marriage 2 Index: Rotherham Sep 1916 9c 1202  
GRO Death Index: Sheffield Dec 1952 2d 166  
1881 Census: Brinsley Moor, Notts. RG11/3322/118/192
1891 Census: Brinsley, Notts. RG12/2661/23/228
1901 Census: Herbert Military Hospital, Shooter's Hill Rd., Kidbrooke, London RG13/563/172/1 (p25) 
1911 Census: 101 Woodside Rd., Tinsley Park, Near Sheffield.  


  Family Tree   Top  


Valid XHTML 1.1