Biography of Private Gilbert Ringham Tyler (42330)
2nd/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died 31st July 1918


  • Name: Gilbert Ringham Tyler
    Date of birth: 1897
    Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1897
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Thomas Tyler
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place of Birth: Helpston, Northamptonshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer and coal agent

  • Name: Harriet Edith Ringham
  • DOB: 1868
  • Place Of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1896 Bourne District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Gilbert Ringham Tyler, 1897, Thurlby
  • Frederick Tyler, 1903, Thurlby
  • Frank Tyler, 1905, Thurlby
  • Ernest Tyler, 1907, Thurlby



  • 1901: Gilbert is living with his parents in Station Road, Thurlby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Gilbert is living with his parents at Northorpe, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as a farmer’s son on farm.
Relatives in services

  • Gilbert’s cousin’s Ernest Turner and Sidney Muggleston Turner also fought and was killed in WW1. Ernest and Sidney can be found on our page dedicated to the Baston War Memorial.

  • No marriage for Gilbert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Gilbert Ringham Tyler, 42330, 2nd/5th Bn, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment was killed in action on 31st July 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father Thomas

  • None found

  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
    In memory of PrivateGilbert Ringham Tyler, 42330, 2nd/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) who died on 31 July 1918 Age 21
    Son of Thomas and Harriet E. Tyler, of Northorpe, Bourne, Lincs
    .Remembered with Honour, Chambrecy British Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission