Lives behind the Commemorative Banners: Part 13 – Port Elgin

Not much is known about Charles Morris Gilbert but he was born in 1898 in Port Elgin, the eldest son of Charles and Maggie Gilbert.

Gilbert enlisted in the Canadian Infantry and died in October 1918 at the young age of 20.

He is buried in Buxton Cemetery in Derbyshire, United Kingdom.



Norman Gilbert Hettrick was born in 1914 and became a Flight Sargeant pilot in Squadron 214 of the Royal Canadian Airforce (RCA).

While on a bombing mission on November 16, 1941, the Wellington Bomber he was piloting crashed/ditched into the North Sea 80 miles off the southeast coast of England and he was killed.

His name is on the Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom and Port Elgin Cenotaph.