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Peter GIBSON

Date of birth15 July 1883
Place of birthPort Sorell Tasmania
SchoolDevon College, Devonport; State School, Don, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressClifton, Don, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinBrother, T T Gibson, Clifton, Don, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the 91st Infantry
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Date of death8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 43), 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
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 July 1915.

Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Court of Inquiry 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 Peter

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