William Hoskin GIBSON


GIBSON, William Hoskin

Service Number: 338
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Machine Gun Company
Born: Leighton/Layton Essex, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailmaker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 March 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Picardie, France, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 338, 14th Machine Gun Company
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 338, 14th Machine Gun Company, RMS Orontes, Melbourne

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William Hoskin GIBSON was born in June quarter 1879 in Leighton (Leyton) Essex, England S/N 338 He signed up for WW1 18.7.1916 His parents were Robert Taylor GIBSON and Ann LLOYD His father Robert was a shipwright & engineer & surveyor with the board of trade Robert was born in 1833 in Lancashire His mother Ann LLOYD was Welsh - they married in 1869 in Conway which spans the boundary of Caernarvonshire & Denbighshire in Wales William died of wounds on 11.3.1917 at the 45th Clearing Station, France A memorial plaque & scroll was issued on 8.8.1922 in England to his sister Mrs. Jane MARTLEW Link to a photo of his headstone in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Picardie, France http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=3404457 Sources: UK Census 1881 UK BDM Australian War Memorial National Archives Australia