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Ernest Richard Gilmer

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Ernest Richard Gilmer

October 12, 1916

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 1, 1889
Atwood, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 7, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of William H. and Elizabeth Gilmer, of Atwood, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 571 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of ERNEST RICHARD GILMER– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Photograph published in The Toronto Star on November 29th, 1916.
  • Newspaper Clipping 3
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of Ernest Gilmer– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Ernest Gilmer– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Affairs.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of 2nd Lt. E. R. Gilmer R.I.F. is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left. Photo:  K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.
  • War Memorial– Listing of those University of Saskatchewan alumni on the War Memorial Gates who gave their lives in the Great War.

These are they who went forth from this University to the Great War 1914-1918 and gave their lives that we might live in freedom.
 
Hugh Carter Allingham,	        William Mansell Codling,
Renwick William Anderson,   John Stewart Cowan,
Reginald John Bateman	,        James Douglas Cumming,
Charles McVicar Boyne,        John Kenneth Dawson, Harold John Blair M.C., Reginald James Dillan,
Charles Bremner,	        William Drysdale,
James Brydon,	                     Henry Egar,
Frederick Burd,	                     Lorne Burton Elliott,
Thomas Caldwell,	        Wilfred John Evans,
Gordon Mortimer Channell, John Pisher,
Ernest R. Gilmer,	        Perry Dennington Kisbey,
James Donald Graham M.M.,	Reginald A. Lovers M.M.
Robert Carlion Grant,	        Shuli Gudbrandur Lindal,
Arthur Gordon Gruchy,	        Arthur Stephen K. Lloyd,
Cyril N. Harrington,	        Clifford McConnell,
James Gordon Hill,	        Robert Peveral McClordick,
Lawrence Homer,	                Louis James McCuien,
Grenville Carson Hopkins,	Michael Allan McMillan,
Willis George Hunt,	        J. Ross McPherson D.S.O.,
William Yrides Hunter,	        Auned Yuil Mathews,
Franklin Mager Keffer,	        Enoch Andrew Mitchell,
James Shirley Heathcote,
John James Moore,	        Ronald Charles Spence,
Fred Nesbitt,	                Arthur George Slarkings,
Joseph Lees Nicholls,	        George Swift,
Angus Nicholson,	Robert Sifton Turriff,
George Irving Paterson,	        Wellesley Wesley-Long,
Arthur Edward Parlett,	        Edward West,
Elwyn Robert Reid,	        Frank West,
Thomas Ritchie,	                Walter Ray Whittingham,
Robert Rensay,	                Paul P Wiklun,
Roy E. Shuttleworth M.M.,	Geoffrey Wilson,
Hugh A. Silcox	and  Wilfrid Grant Wilson

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