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Horace William GIBSON

Regimental number6822
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolCentral School, Boulder City, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Gibson, 9 Ward Street, Lamington Heights, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1917
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 17), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Agnes GIBSON, 9 Ward Street, Lamington, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Native of Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 August 1917.

Marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 31 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 3 February 1918; taken on strength of 16th Bn, in the field, 9 February 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIBSON Horace William

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