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McInnes, Gilbert

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Gilbert McInnes

South African Infantry Brigade

12th Batt. South African Infantry Brigade
He is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial, Park Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 15.

The family home was at 21, East Princes Street, Helensburgh The son of Robert McInnes of Helensburgh and Mary McInnes of 21, Ashbridge Avenue, Toronto. 
Siblings: It was reported that Gilbert had four brothers serving in the forces. Duncan, with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, also died. The others, James, David and Arthur survived the war. He also had a sister, Margaret. 

Gilbert McInnes was born and brought up in 92 West Clyde Street in Helensburgh. His mother later emigrated to Canada.

He was employed with Wm Dow, Grocers before moving to South Africa.

He joined the South African Infantry and returned to fight for his country.

Gilbert was first reported as missing in action on 17th April, 1918 and in  December, confirmed killed at that date. He was 25 years of age.

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