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Frederick William GIBSON

Regimental number1949
Place of birthParish of Islington, London, England
SchoolChurchfields, England
Age on arrival in Australia19.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura Gibson, 2 Albany Villas, Grove Hill, South Woodford, Essex
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
FateKilled in Action
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Laura GIBSON, 4 Albany Villas, Grove Hill, South Woodford, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry held at Serapeum, 6 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBSON Frederick William

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