Gilbert N. Poyser

Rifleman

Kings Royal Rifles Corps C 6881

Notes
Gilbert was born in 1891 and took up his late father’s occupation of blacksmith before enlisting in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps in August 1915. He was discharged through sickness in May 1918, aged twenty-seven, and was awarded the Silver War Badge.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Enlisted 16/08/15
Discharged 17/05/18

His medal card indicates his entitlement to the Silver War Badge under Para 392.

Silver War Badge
C6881, Rifleman Poyser Gilbert; 397694; Kings Royal Rifles; enlisted 16/8/15; discharged 17/5/18; sickness; aged 27 yrs 245 days.

During 1939 he was living in a stationary caravan at Oakerthorpe working as a colliery blacksmith.

Gilbert died in 1962.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ralph Poyser Head 50 Master blacksmith Crich
Margaret E Poyser wife 39   South Wingfield
William Fox stepson 16 Blacksmith striker South Wingfield
Ralph W Poyser son 8   Crich
James Poyser son 5   Crich
Gilbert Poyser son 2 mo   Crich

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1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Mary E Poyser Head (wdw) 49 Living on own means South Wingfield
Ralph W Poyser son 18 Colliery labourer Crich
James Poyser son 15 Colliery labourer Crich
Gilbert N Poyser son 10   Crich
Edith M Poyser daughter 8   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Margaret E Poyser Head (wdw) 59 Household management South Wingfield
Ralph W Poyser son 28 Coal miner hewer Crich
Gilbert N Poyser son 20 Blacksmith's striker Crich
Edith May Poyser daughter 18 Picker in woollen works Crich

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Gilbert Poyser's brother Ralph Poyser is also on the Roll of Honour.