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William Robert GIBSON

Regimental number2333
Place of birthNewham near Kyneton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Tongala, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address12 Clifton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Mrs Janet Saunders, Deakin PO via Tongala, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 5 January 1917
Place of death or woundingLongueval to Ginchy Road, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialDelville Wood Cemetery (Plot VII, Row M, Grave No. I), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary GIBSON. Native of Tongala, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: Herbert Thomas Dryden, Victoira; James Dryden of New Zealand Regt; both killed.

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