Giblin, Peter

Born Hull, on 04/11/1893, at Blythe Street, Hull. Son of Timothy Giblin (1856 – !922) and his Mother Kate Giblin (Nee Catherine Higgins 1855 -1899), of 4, Freeman’s Buildings, North Street, Hull. In 1901, Peter was staying with his uncle Charles, at 12, Simons Terrace, St Marks Street, Hull. He was working as a Boiler Maker Labourer and living at Woods Terrace, South Street, Hull (1911 Census).

He married Catherine Hoggarth (1897-1968) on 06/02/1916, at St Patricks Church, Spring Street, Hull. Their daughter Ellen Giblin (1918-1998) was born on 13/02/1918. They lived at 48, Portland Place, Portland Street, Hull and 6, Charles Place, Marlborough Terrace, Norfolk Street, Hull (war pension addresses)

His Army Service Records show that he enlisted in Hull, on 03/09/1914, aged 20 and ten months. He was described as 5 foot, 6.5 inches tall. 158 lbs weight, 37-39 inch Chest size, fair complexion, Dark grey eyes, black hair, scar on left forehead, Roman Catholic religion.

He joined as Private, 12605, East Yorkshire Regiment. He was charged with breaking out of Training camp in Paull, and overstaying his pass. Posted to France, on 11/08/1916. He joined the 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, in the field, on 16/09/1916. He has served in the army for 2 years and 268 days, when he was killed in action, on 28/05/1918, aged 24. He is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France. 

Also commemorated on the WW1 Memorial at St Charles Borromeo Church, Jarratt Street, Hull as E Giblin

He left a brother, Thomas, and two sisters, Maggie and Kate. His army effects were left to his widow at 6, Charles Place, Marlborough Terrace, Norfolk Street, Hull. She moved to 48, Portland Place, Portland Street, Hull. She was awarded a weekly pension of 12 shillings and sixpence for herself and daughter.


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Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
6, Charles Place, Marlborough Terrace, Norfolk Street, Hull, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK