Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial

John Victor Gault

 Church Memorial

Church Memorial

Date of Birth – 10th July 1887 (GRONI reference number U/1887/5/1001/11/148)

Place of Birth – Cogry, Ballyclare

Date of enlistment – Unknown

Address at time of enlistment – Unknown

Next of Kin – James Gault

Address of next of kin - Cogry Farm

Trade or Calling – Linen trade

Service No. - Unknown

Unit – 5th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Royal South Downs)

Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

Died – 24th October 1916

Place of Death – Battle of Le Transloi, the Somme, France

Age at Death – 29

Buried – Bancourt British Cemetery Plot VI.B.3, Pas de Calais, France

Commemorations – Ballyclare War Memorial, Kilbride New Cemetery (inscription on the headstone on his parents’ grave) and Kilbride Parish Church

Marital status – Single

Father’s name – James Gault, Farmer, born c. 1848, died 20th September, 1906 at Cogry Farm (GRONI reference number D/1906/5/1000/12/82)

Mother’s name – Margaret Gault (née Ferguson), born c. 1862, died 24th October 1947

Siblings – Ellen, James, Elizabeth, Alexander, (John), Evelyn M and Robert M

 

Records Available

National Archives of Ireland Census Records

www.census.nationalarchives.ie

1901 Census –  Kilbride, Doagh

John Gault, Son, Presbyterian, Read and write, 13, Scholar

1911 Census – Kilbride, Doagh

John Gault, Son, Church of Ireland, Read and write, 24, Linen trade, Single

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Follow this link to see more detail and a commemorative certificate - John V. Gault

 CWGC Memorial in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

CWGC Memorial in Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

 Gault family headstone in Kilbride New Cemetery

Gault family headstone in Kilbride New Cemetery