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Edward Brown GIBSON

Regimental number4818
Place of birthGlengower, near Clunes, Victoria
SchoolState School, Glengower, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressChillingollah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gibson, Chillingollah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Harbonnieres on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 21 August 1918

FateDied of wounds 18 August 1918
Place of death or woundingDoers, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Mary GIBSON, Chinkapook, Victoria. Native of Glengower, Clunes, Victoria
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company was held up in front of a strong post and no tanks were available, he pushed forward alone in face of heavy machine gun fire, bombed the post and captured twenty five men and three machine guns, bringing them back to the lines. He has always displayed exceptional courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 6950 Pte Alexander Irvine GIBSON, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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