Vicary, Gilbert Doke (1884-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Gilbert Doke Vicary (1884-1917), born at Newton Abbot on 21 December 1884, second son of Charles Gilbert Vicary and Octavia Vicary of Dyrons, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Siblings: John Vicary (13 November 1893-1967), attended Sherborne School (Harper House) 1909-1911; law student; WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment (MC and 2 bars, despatches x4). Adjutant, 1920, Major 1936, Brigadier.
Attended Newton Abbot College.
Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) January 1902-August 1903.
A partner in the family firm of John Vicary and Sons, Newton Abbot.
Commanding-Officer of the Newton Abbot Territorials.
Member of the Devon Lodge of Freemasons 1138.
A keen sportsman and well-known breeder and judge of cocker spaniels.
WW1, Captain in the Devonshire Regiment, 5th Bn. (T.). In 1914 his regiment was sent to India and in June 1917 to Palestine. Died in a casualty clearing station in Palestine on 10 November 1917 of wounds received on 8 November 1917.
Deir-el-Belah War Cemetery, D. 102 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/645998/VICARY,%20GILB...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour. Mrs Vicary donated £2 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her son, Capt. G.D. Vicary; Lieut. J. Vicary, M.C., donated £2.2s towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his brother, Capt. G.D. Vicary.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, December 1917: 'CAPTAIN GILBERT D. VICARY, Devon Regiment, died of wound received in action on November 8th, aged 33. He was the second son of the late Charles G. Vicary and Mrs Vicary of Dyrons, Newton Abbot, Devon. Born in 1884, he was educated at Newton Abbot College and Sherborne School. He was keenly interested in the Territorial Force, in which he had held a commission after leaving School. Early in the war he went with his regiment to India, and last spring to one of the fronts. He was a partner in the firm of John Vicary & Sons, Newton Abbot, a keen sportsman, and well known as a breeder and judge on cocker spaniels. He is an old Shirburnian of Harper House.'