|Place of birth||Coleraine, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||D Gibson, c/o Brown Butcher, Hamilton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row J, Grave No. 45), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
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Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Duntroon Plateau, 26 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1160212: 'no trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 1750 Pte E.W. HAVERFIELD, 60th Bn, 13 September 1917: 'When I was lying out wounded in No Man's Land on the 19th July at Fleurbaix, I saw Casualty lying down near me wounded. We were then about 130 yards from all our lines. I heard him call out "I have stopped a couple more", which meant that he was twice hit as he lay on the gorund. It was quite a common occurrence that night, as many a wounded man was killed. The last I heard or saw of him was that night. It became too dark to see. I managed to crawl back to the lines.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GIBSON Victor Robert
Red Cross File No 1160212