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Served in WW1 for New Zealand, lived in London

Surnames: GILLETT
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on 2012-11-28 09:17:14

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by SilverVixen on 2012-11-28 09:40:17

There was a John Brungess Gillet born in Mile End Old Town,London, 1888 Q2 1C 469

There is a family that could be his in the UK 1891 census
living at 157 Wells Street, Hackney, London
GILLETT John, 35 (1856) Cook Eel Pie Housekeeper, born Hertford
Bridget, wife, 36 (1855) Westminster, London
Bridget S A Daughter, 10 (1881) Scholar, Notting Hill
Florence E, daughter, 8 (1883) Scholar, Notting Hill
Lillian F daughter, 5 (1886) Scholar, Rotherhith, London
John B, son, 2 (1889) Stephney
Charles P, son, 8 months (1891) South Hackney

by angiebm on 2013-03-30 13:00:04

I am tracing my family tree and John Burgess Gillett (born Mile End 1888) is also my Great Grandad. He had a son Kenneth in 1921 with his wife Sarah (nee Turner) who is my Grandad. I am trying to follow the line back, so far getting toThomas and Matilda Gillett who are John Burgess's Great Grandparents.

Good luck with your searching!
Angie

by WW100NZ on 2014-10-13 02:28:00

I'm researching the New Zealand military history of your grandfather / great grandfather 3/79 Private John Brungess Gillett No 1 NZ Stationary Hospital.
You may be interested in the article printed in a NZ newspaper in December 1915.

How he saved nurses. Graphic story of the disaster.
New Zealand has sent many heroes to the European war, but no better or brave acts have been done than those which were performed by Private J B Gillett, on the No 1 New Zealand hospital staff. Gillett, who is modest, as most heroes are, joined the New Zealand expeditionary forces which went to Samoa at the outbreak of the war and on his return was transferred from the New Zealand Field Ambulance to the hospital staff which has meet with disaster. Prior to the war he was a member of the Porirua Mental Hospital staff.
From his companions I gathered the complete account of his gallant behaviour. He was operated on aboard the transport three days prior to the momentous happings of which I write, and, indeed, at the time of the disaster he had a tube inserted in his side through the wound cause by the operation for internal tumor. This tube he lost during his exertions in the water, and when he was finally brought about rescuing vessel he fainted from loss of blood. After he had been swimming about two hours helping drowning nurses and men on to wreckage, etc., he set off and swam a mile to an empty boat. Sergeant-Major Baker , who accompanied him, was drowned. Gillett brought the boat to where the largest numbers of the survivors were struggling in the waves.
Time and again he dived into the rough seas to bring some exhausted nurse to the boats side, where she could be assisted into the boat by two members of the crew who had been the first to be succord. Five nurses and the matron were thus rescued, but unfortunately, the matron had several ribs broken through being dashed against the boat by a big wave. By the means of his boat Gillett rescued twenty-four persons in all, including Private Saphir , of the hospital staff. Gillett is now progressing well in the New Zealand General Hospital, Cairo, and has, I understand been mentioned in dispatches, and will probably get some recognition of his bravery.

Cheers

Allan

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 08:33:07

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: John Brungess Gillett
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Age: 29
Spouse: Sarah Turner
Spouse Age: 28
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Dec 1917
Parish: Millwall
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: John Charles Ennis Gillett
Spouse Father: Thomas Adolph Turner
Register Type: Parish Register

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 08:59:18

England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
Name: John D Gillett
Mother's Maiden Surname: Turner
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1918
Registration district: Poplar
Inferred County: London
Volume Number: 1c
Page Number: 553
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England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
Name: Kenneth R Gillett
Mother's Maiden Surname: Turner
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1921
Registration district: Poplar
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume Number: 1c
Page Number: 813
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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: John Brungess Gillett
Probate Date: 11 Dec 1963
Death Date: 29 Apr 1963
Death Place: Sussex, England
Registry: Lewes
Late of 53 Cario Ave, Peacehaven, died 29 Apr 1963 at Bevendean Hospital, Brighton to John Douglas Gillett, grocer £2387-10s

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:08:10

You need this birth cert to be sure of both parents names:

England and Wales, Birth Registration Index
Name: John Brungess Gillett
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year: 1888
Registration District: Mile End Old Town
County: London
Event Place: Mile End Old Town, London, England
Volume: 1C
Page: 469
Line Number: 296

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:11:20

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: John B Gillett
Birth Date: abt 1888
Date of Registration: Jun 1963
Age at Death: 75
Registration district: Brighton
Inferred County: Sussex
Volume: 5h
Page: 56

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:23:06

Just looked at original marriage entry for John Brungess Gillett his fathers name is John Charles Driver Gillet not John Charles Ennis Gillett

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: John Charles Driver Gillett
Registration Year: 1858
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Hertford
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume: 3a
Page: 231
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England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: John Charles Driver Gillett
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 18 Apr 1858
Baptism Place: All Saints and Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England
Father: John Gillett
Mother: Elizabeth
FHL Film Number: 991378

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London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: John Charles Driver Gillett
Spouse: Bridget Mullens
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 11 May 1880
Parish: St James the Great, Bethnal Green
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: John Gillett
Spouse Father: John Mullens
Register Type: Parish Register

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:25:56

1901 England Census
Name: John B Gillet
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Father: John C D Gillet
Mother: Bridget Gillet
Birth Place: Stepney
Civil Parish: Poplar
Ecclesiastical parish: St Luke
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration District: Poplar
ED, institution, or vessel: 24

John C D Gillet 43
Bridget Gillet 45
Florence E M Gillet 18
Lillian F Gillet 15
John B Gillet 12
Charles D Gillet 10

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:34:29

1891 England Census
Name: John B Gillett
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Gillett
Mother's name: Bridget Gillett
Gender: Male
Where born: Stepney, London, England
Civil Parish: Hackney
Ecclesiastical parish: St John of Jerusalem
County/Island: London
Country: England
Occupation: of father Cook - Eel pie housekeeper

John Gillett 35
Bridget Gillett 36
Bridget S A Gillett 10
Florence E Gillett 8
Lilian G Gillett 5
John B Gillett 2
Charles D Gillett 8 Months

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:38:46

England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Name: John Gillett
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1826
Age: 28
Father's Name: John Gillett
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Ann Taylor
Spouse's Age: 19
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Driver Taylor
Marriage Date: 19 Feb 1854
Marriage Place: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:44:19

This could be John Gillet's christening. states birth about 1826 on marriage entry

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: John Gillett
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 23 May 1824
Baptism Place: Saint John and All Saints,Hertford,Hertford,England
Father: John Gillett
Mother: Ann
FHL Film Number: 569731, 569732

by wizard28 on 2014-10-13 09:56:19

1841 England Census
Name: John Gillett
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1826
Gender: Male
Where born: Hertfordshire, England
Civil Parish: St Andrew
Hundred: Hertford
County/Island: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Registration district: St Albans
Sub-registration district: St Albans

Ann Gillett 45 occ chair woman or char woman ?
John Gillett 15
George Gillett 10
Sarah Gillett 10
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Poss Marriage:

England, Select Marriages, 15381973
Name: John Gillett
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1823
Marriage Place: All Saints and Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England
Spouse: Ann Izzard
FHL Film Number: 991313

Suggest you double check all the data in all post.

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