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Second Lieutenant F T Gillett


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Second Lieutenant Frederick Tremlow GILLETT, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 22nd July 1916.

1895 September Quarter, born Catford, Lewisham, son of *Fred Gillett, (outfitter), & the late Dora Kate Gillett, (nee Taylor), Normanhurst, Upper Park Road, Bromley, Kent. Brothers, Stanley Oborn Gillett, (1898-1992); Lawrence Edwin Gaze Gillett, (1902-1974). Sister, Dora Kathleen Marjorie Gillett, (1901-1978).

* Mayor of Bromley 1917 to 1919. Common Councillor of the City of London for 30 years until 1950. Left Bromley in the early 1920s & resided at Gotham Wood House, Bexhill, Sussex. Died in 1956 age 87, at St Bartholomew's Hospital, LOnson.

Resided 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent.

Previously served as Private F. T. Gillett, 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards, Service No.GS/3663.

18th May 1915, posted BEF.

14th December 1916, Probate - Gillett Frederick Twemlow, of 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent 2nd Lieutenant Royal West Kent Regiment, died 22nd July 1916, in France. Administration London 14th December to Fred Gillett, outfitter, Effects £125 12s 11d.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 C, France. & on the Bromley War Memorial.


London Gazette 24th September 1915.

War Office, September, 1915. REGULAR FORCES.

The under mentioned non-commissioned officers and men to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Dated 29th August, 1915.

Private F. T. Gillett, from 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards.


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