|Kings Royal Rifles Corps||C 6881|
Gilbert was born in 1891 and took up his late father’s occupation of blacksmith before enlisting in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps in August 1915. He was discharged through sickness in May 1918, aged twenty-seven, and was awarded the Silver War Badge.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
His medal card indicates his entitlement to the Silver War Badge under Para 392.
Silver War Badge
C6881, Rifleman Poyser Gilbert; 397694; Kings Royal Rifles; enlisted 16/8/15; discharged 17/5/18; sickness; aged 27 yrs 245 days.
During 1939 he was living in a stationary caravan at Oakerthorpe working as a colliery blacksmith.
Gilbert died in 1962.
|Margaret E||Poyser||wife||39||South Wingfield|
|William||Fox||stepson||16||Blacksmith striker||South Wingfield|
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|Mary E||Poyser||Head (wdw)||49||Living on own means||South Wingfield|
|Ralph W||Poyser||son||18||Colliery labourer||Crich|
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|Margaret E||Poyser||Head (wdw)||59||Household management||South Wingfield|
|Ralph W||Poyser||son||28||Coal miner hewer||Crich|
|Gilbert N||Poyser||son||20||Blacksmith's striker||Crich|
|Edith May||Poyser||daughter||18||Picker in woollen works||Crich|
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Gilbert Poyser's brother Ralph Poyser is also on the Roll of Honour.