Brother of Deemster
Fred Gill, born at Marsala Sicily where father Joseph Gill was based. Educated at
King William's College - later went to work for General Post Office in London
Wrote much music and songs, along with Dr Clague produced Manx National Songs  and the later Manx National Music. After Gill's Manx Fishermen's Evening Hymn had come to be regarded as the Manx "national hymn", he was emboldened by the use of a pan-Celtic National Anthem at the 1906 Festival to create the Manx National Anthem, adapting the folk tune"Mylecharaine" to his own words. He launched it at the 1907 Guild, and having dedicated it to Lady Raglan, the Governor's wife, he expressed in the programme notes the hope that "it would be worthy to stand side by side, although at a respectable distance from, 'God Save the King'". Gill's presumption in providing a Manx National Anthem was criticized by the Manx press, but the time was ripe to have one.
Married Harriet Amelia Buttery(born London) and had 7 children.
Brief biography and full bibliography in Cubbon's Bibliography. See also his Memorial Notice in Barrovian #133
Some autobiography in Manx Minatures II Mannin #4 p242/7 1914
Article A Manx Composer Manx Quarterly #16 pp369/371 1916