Arthur William (Bill) GIBSON

GIBSON, Arthur William

Service Number: 65
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
Born: Bombala, New South Wales, 1 December 1884
Home Town: Malvern East, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Planter/Stockman/Station Manager
Died: Natural causes (heart disease), Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 9 January 1958, aged 73 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried 10th Jan 1958 , Section 3, Row F, Plot 15
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 65, Melbourne, Victoria
12 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 65, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 65, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
25 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 65, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)

Married 23/11/1948 at Napperby Homestead, Napperby NT,

Married 23/11/1948 at Napperby Homestead, Napperby NT, Registration Number 30010237 witness to marriage; Daisy Anne Reece (Domestic), Russell Lawrence Hewitt (Assistant Supt.) consent given by Frances Herbert (Director of Native Affairs). Arthur William Gibson (General Station Hand) widower and Lucy (Domestic Duties)

Funeral

memorial cemetery 10 Jan 1958 , sec 3, Row F, Plot 15

Permission to Marry Lucy

Letter dated 01.06.1948;

Mr. A. W. Gibson, an employee of Napperby Station wishes to marry an aboriginal named Lucy.

Permission for marriage granted 09.06.1948.

Letter dated 06.05.1948 states Gibson is about 60 years old and is likely to remain at Napperby all his days. Lucy is about 20 years old. Her mother is Ruby H/C and alleged father is native "Friday".

Permission for A. W. Gibson and Lucy H/C both of Napperby Station to marry granted 30.06.1948

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Biography contributed by Rhubee Neale

Discharged from Service on 25 Mar 1919