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Archibald Knox GIBSON

Regimental number2141
Place of birthMarrickville New South Wales
Address58 Premier Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, James Gibson, 58 Premier Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'After the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, on 31st August, 1918, L/Sergeant GIBSON showed exceptional gallantry. The objective having been reached, he patrolled between three detached posts under intense enemy machine gun and rifle fire continuously for 24 hours with utter disregard for his own safety, having to crawl over entirely exposed ground in full view of the enemy. His example of courage, coolness and endurance was a great incentive to the few men under his command who held their positions with great confidence and was largely responsible for them beating off determined counter-attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2142 Pte William Charles GIBSON, 19th Bn, died of wounds, 25 May 1916.

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