Charles Lionel Gilbert ✵ 1910-1987

Charles Lionel Gilbert

Name at birth:  Charles Lionel Gilbert
Date of birth:  2 July, 1910
Place of birth:  Gleichen, Alberta
Date of death:  December 8, 1987
Place of death:  Richmondhill, Ontario
Resting place:  Richmondhill, Ontario, Canada
Submitted by:  Barb Ball   (


Beloved husband of Anna Margaret (Ostrom) Gilbert



World War Two Service:

Armament Sergeant Major, C.L. Gilbert

Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, which
was changed to Canadian Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers (R.C.E.M.E.).  Enlisted September 9, 1939 –
discharged August 15, 1945.

Lionel spent from January 1940 to June 1943 in the
British Isles.  With 1st Division Workshop R.C.E.M.E., he
took part in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns until March
25th when he left Italy from Livorgno (Leghorn), by tank,
carrying craft and landed at Marseilles, France.  Then by
road convoy to the battle zones in Belgium and Holland.
With 1st Tank Troop Workshop at Florence and Marseilles
and at Hertogenbosch, Nijimegen and Apeldoorn.

In memory of Charles Lionel Gilbert, a loving husband,
father and grandfather.

Wonderful memories woven in gold,
This is a picture we tenderly hold.
Deep in our hearts a memory is kept,
To love, to cherish and never forget.

Anna Margaret (Ostrom), Jean and Paul, Linda, Covey,
Scott, Kendal, Barbara, and Beverley.

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