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William GIBSON

Regimental number3525
Place of birthBingara, New South Wales
SchoolFort St Public School,Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationPost office foreman
AddressKing Street, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs I M Gibson, Preston, Broad Road, Kensington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 May 1918

FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31.8
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Willie and Mary GIBSON; husband of Irene GIBSON, Botany Street, South Kensington, New South Wales

Military Medal

'For courage and devotion to duty on the night 2nd/5th May, 1917, near VILLERS BRETONNEUX. When all telephone lines with the front were broken he worked continuously all night under very heavy shell fire repairing the lines and succeeded in keeping Battalion Headquarters in communication with the front line, thereby enabling information of the greatest value to be transmitted without delay. His work during the whole tour showed great keeness and utter disregard for personal danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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