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Regimental number1678
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address34 Diamond Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 4.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Gibson, 34 Diamond Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Navy (inc. service in the Boxer Rebellion).
Enlistment date29 April 1915
Place of enlistmentBairnsdale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1916
Discharge date12 July 1916
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Egypt

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Demosthenes', 16 July 1915.

Struck off strength of 3rd Training Bn, Zeitoun, to join 22nd Bn, 19 September 1915; taken on strength of unit, Gallipoli, 29 September 1915.

Taken ill whilst on lines, Gallipoli, 4 December 1915 (rheumatism). Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 December 1915; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 1 February 1916; discharged to duty, 7 February 1916.

Embarked Suez on HT 'Nestor' and commenced return to Australia, 9 February 1916. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Melbourne, 12 July 1916 (chronic rheumatism).

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

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