John (Jack) GIBSON



Service Numbers: 3825, B7974
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Victoria, South Australia, 28 March 1888
Home Town: Port Victoria, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Port Victoria School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Boulogne, France, 18 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Victoria War Memorial and Flagpole
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3825, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3825, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
18 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN B7974, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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"3825 Private John Gibson, 27th Battalion. A labourer from Port Victoria, South Australia, prior to enlistment with the service number B7974, he embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 7 February 1916 aboard HMAT Miltiades for Suez. Shortly after arrival he was transferred to the 50th Battalion which relocated to the Western Front, France, during early June 1916. Pte Gibson was wounded in action near Albert, France, on 16 August 1916, was evacuated to Boulogne where he died of these wounds two days later and is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He was aged 28 years." - SOURCE (