Name :-   Cuthbert, John Gilbert

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   43

Rank :-   Second Cook

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Service :-   Mercantile Marine

Regiment / ship :-  M.V. Benedick

Date of death :-   27th July 1945 (United States)

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Not on Commonwealth War Graves Commission site

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Family information :-   Son of William Falconer Cuthbert and Susan Campbell Doig, Pearl Cottage, Rattray. B. 1902. William Falknor Cuthbert and Susan Campbell Doig were married on 20 June 1901 at the Victoria Hall, Coupar Angus. He was 25, and a draperís assistant of West George Street, Blairgowrie, son of John Cuthbert, boot pattern cutter, and Ann Adamson. She was 25, of Sidlaw View, Coupar Angus, daughter of John Tait Doig, plumber (deceased) and Ann Hosick. She is down as being deceased as well, but appears on the 1911 census.

Extra information :-

"Gib", as he was known, was the second cook on the M.V. "Benedict".  He had served his bakers apprenticeship with J. & A. Reid, Blairgowrie (they also employed Kenneth James Davidson [sic.]), and worked for Wm. Stewart Ltd., Grayburn Bakery, Coupar Angus.  

He died at Port Aranas, Texas.  He, and his companions had missed the last ferry back after having been on shore leave.  They decided to swim to their ship, and Gib was not seen again until his body was recovered some time later.  This was considered a very great tragedy, as he was an expert swimmer.  

1911 census Ė

Drummond Place, Castle Street, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland

William Cuthbert, head, 35, draperís assistant, b. Dundee, Forfarshire

Susan Cuthbert, wife, 35, b. Coupar Angus, Perthshire

Gilbert Cuthbert, son, 8, b. Brechin, Forfarshire

William Cuthbert, son, 7, b. Brechin

Euphemia Cuthbert, daughter, 6, b. Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire

Donaldina Cuthbert, daughter, 5, b. Broughty Ferry

Pauline Cuthbert, 1, daughter, b. Broughty Ferry

Anna Robertson, step-daughter, 15, b. Coupar Angus

Ann Doig, mother-in-law, 76, b. Coupar Angus

I think John Gilbert Cuthbert, is Gilbert Cuthbert.