Victor Robert GIBSON

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GIBSON, Victor Robert

Service Numbers: 1133, 1144
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coleraine, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Pastry Cook
Died: Killed in action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Plot VI, Row J, Grave 45
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, 8th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1144, 8th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1144, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1133, 8th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
26 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1133, 60th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1133, 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Statement, 1750 Pte E.W. HAVERFIELD, 60th Bn, 13 September 1917:

'When I was lying out wounded in No Man's Land on the 19th July at Fleurbaix, I saw Casualty lying down near me wounded. We were then about 130 yards from all our lines. I heard him call out "I have stopped a couple more", which meant that he was twice hit as he lay on the gorund. It was quite a common occurrence that night, as many a wounded man was killed. The last I heard or saw of him was that night. It became too dark to see. I managed to crawl back to the lines.'

Source: AWM Red Cross file

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