We're delighted to announce that we've just been informed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that Gunner Gilbert Hardy Midgley now has a headstone, which means after 102 years he is finally recognised officially on his grave as a casualty of the Great War. At some point in 2019 we will hold a dedication ceremony similar to those held for Private Herbert Moore and Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood.
His story appears in our earlier blog post
His details are:
Gunner Gilbert Hardy Midgley
Service Number 72696
Died 24/03/1916 Aged 26
No. 4 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery
Son of John William Midgley of Keighley, Yorkshire.
Buried at KEIGHLEY (UTLEY) CEMETERY. Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 60. Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. M. Grave 44.
This photograph was kindly supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.