Son of Thomas Gilman, farmer and Anne Gilman (née Fearn) who married 27 Jan 1885. He had three siblings: Edith (b. 1895), Elizabeth (b. 1890) and George (b. 1893).
He married Elsie May Goodall at Shirley, 5 Feb 1912.
EducationOsmaston school 1893 – 1898 (approx). Achieved Level 3.
Shirley National School 4 Oct 1898 – 5 Jan 1903. Achieved Level 6.
From 1901 he was living on Derby Lane and was employed as a waggoner in 1911.
Military RecordRegiment: Notts and Derby Regiment (# 27923)
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Original research by Malcolm Phillips. Ref: MP WW1 PIS 2. The 1939 Register has him as a dairy farmer at Derby Lane Farm.
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