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Regimental number5827
Place of birthManswald, Dunfriesshire, Scotland
Place of birthLarriston, New Castleton, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
AddressGanmain PO, Ganmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, James Gibson, Larriston, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Grace GIBSON, Branxholm Park Cottages, Hawick
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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