William Robert GIBSON


GIBSON, William Robert

Service Number: 2333
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Woodend, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Home Town: Tongala, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: State School Tongala, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 January 1917
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Plot VII, Row M, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2333, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
29 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2333, 22nd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2333, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Melbourne
12 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
5 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2333, 2nd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Robert GIBSON was born at Woodend, Victoria in 1878

His parents were Thomas GIBSON & Mary Ann DRYDEN

He enlisted in Melbourne on 12th July, 1915 & embarked with the 22nd Battalion, 5th reinforcements on 29th September, 1915 on the RMS Osterley

William was Killed in Action in France on 5th January, 1917 and is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery (Plot VII, Row M, Grave 1)

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal