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Gilbert McIntyre


Newspaper Photograph of Private Gilbert McIntyre.

Life Story

Name: Gilbert McIntyre.

Service Number: 11334.

Rank: Lance Corporal.

Battalion.9th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Born: 4th May 1894, Belfast.

Died: 8th May 1916.

Address: 4 Bootle Street, Belfast.

Gilbert McIntyre, son of William and Catherine McIntyre, lived at 4 Bootle Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Gilbert living at 59 Hudson Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation Bricklayer, 2 sisters, Mary Jane, 11 years, Catherine, 3 years, and 5 brothers, William 13 years, Joseph, 9 years, David, 5 years, Robert, under 1 year.

The 1911 Ireland Census has William living at 74 Tennent Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, Brick Layer, three brothers, Robert, 10 years, Nelson, 5 years, David, 14 years, Office Boy, and two sisters, Mary Jane, 21 years, Linen Weaver, Catherine, 12 years. Gilberts occupation at this time is given as General Labourer.

Gilbert joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 5th of October 1915.

Gilbert McIntyre was a Private in D Company 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was Killed In Action while attacking a German trench on the 8th of May 1916, aged 22 years,

A local newspaper states.

Lance Corporal G McIntyre, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed on the 7th inst, was a son of Mr William McIntyre, 4 Bootle Street, and a brother of Mr Joseph McIntyre, 40 Glenwood Street.

Another states.

Particulars of the death of Lance-Corporal Gilbert McIntyre, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, reported in yesterday's issue, have now been received by his father, Mr William McIntyre, 4 Bootle Street, from his officer, who writes: He was one of the first who jumped into the German Trenches, and was making his way along with great courage when a bomb hit him. I cannot tell you how proud I am to have had such a man in my company. How much he was liked is shown by the fact that a man of my company carried his body back to our line after the attack, and he was buried with all honour next day. Deceased who has a brother in the North Belfast Regiment, was employed by messrs, McGowan And Ingram before he joined the Ulster Division.

His Soldiers Effects were left to his father William.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his mother Catherine as claimant.

See his brother also: 12038 Private David McIntyre 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

He is Remembered at Authuile Military Cemetery, France.

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