Christopher Lundie GIBSON

Badge Number: S56016, Sub Branch: State Branch
S56016

GIBSON, Christopher Lundie

Service Number: 31525
Enlisted: 5 October 1916, Keswick, West Torrens, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural Causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 7 July 1962, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Hamley Bridge District WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, West Torrens, South Australia
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 31525, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 31525, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 31525, 51st Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 31525, 5th Division Headquarters

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Biography

C. H. Gibson, possibly 31525 Private Christopher Lundie Gibson, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column who was a 31 year old clerk from Unley, South Australia when he enlisted on 5 October 1916.

He cited his Father, Mr J Gibson, Hamley Bridge, South Australia as his next of kin

He was resident at Hillecoat Street, North Unley, South Australia

A member of the Adelaide Rowing Club, his image has been sourced from the Club's Honour Board. He embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 23 December 1916 aboard RMS Orontes. After seeing action in France with the 5th Division Artillery, he finished the War assigned to Headquarters Base Depot and returned to Australia as a Temporary Sergeant on 7 September 1919.

After the war he joined the RSL on 9 April 1924 and was a Member of State Branch.  He cites an affiliation with the 51st Battalion.  He married Olive and they were resident at 71 Victoria Terrace Kingswood.  He died in July 1962 aged 77

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