Gilbey Quinton Holland Lt 120038
Name Gilbey Quinton Holland
Army number 120038
Date of birth 9/6/1899. Baptised 20/7/1899, Woburn, Buckinghamshire.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the Grenadier Guards - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 20/12/1918, resigned 10/6/1920. Placed on Reserve of Officers - Grenadier Guards. Embodied 24/8/1939. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 21/2/1940, retaining seniority. Posted 11th Bn DLI 26/2/1940. Posted to 70th Brigade HQ 29/2/1940. Sick leave May 1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940). Served BEF? Served Iceland. Posted to the UK 1/6/1941. Ceased to belong to the Reserve of Officers on the grounds of ill-health 4/3/1942.
Company/Battery Brigade Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Camp Commandant.
Joined Brigade 26/2/1940.
Promotions W/S Lt 26/2/1941.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 19/3/1979. Death registered March 1979. Probate granted 26/4/1979, London Registry.
Home address Son of Lt Colonel Alfred Gilbey JP of Woodburn, Bucks and his wife Beatrice Elizabeth. Educated Eton and Sandhurst. Married 1927 Elizabeth Thornton (dissolved 1930). Lived at 19, Chelsea Lodge, File Street, London SW3 at the time of his death.
Source table 11DLI
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It is not yet entirely clear whether Lt Gilbey was with Brigade HQ while they were part of the B.E.F. in 1940, although the indication from the Battalion's Weekly Return of Officers that he was on sick leave in the UK as at 5/5/1940 would suggest that this was not the case, which is why the entry above has a query attached.