Memorial: M1513

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Gilbert d. 1916


All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England


'William Gilbert / Aged 26 / Lost from H.M. / Patrol Yacht 'Zarefah’ / off the Scotch coast / May 8 1916'.


Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: HMY Zarefah

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War


Gilbert, William
Age: 26
Date of Death: 8/5/1916
Cause of Death: vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation: Mercantile Maritime Reserve


Notes: Minesweeper HMY 'Zarefah' mined 8 May 1917 off Orkney. The tile states 1916, rather than 1917. There is a memorial at Plymouth to 10 Mercantile Maritime Reserves who died on Zarefah, including William Gilbert.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).