|Place of birth||London England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||31 Rosnell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||C A Gibson, 31 Rosnell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No I), Sailly- Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Norah GIBSON, 31 Rosalind Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2421 Pte Edward GIBSON, 13th Bn, died of wounds, 13 April 1917; 1853 Private Walter George GIBSON, 1st Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1160214, 4942 Pte R.K. MEGARRITY, 57th Bn (patient, 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, England), 5 December 1916: 'Informant states that at Fromelles, France in our own line on July 19th Gibson was blown to pieces by a shell.' Eyewitness: No, told by Pte Moylin, A. Coy., 54th A.I.F., who saw it himself.
Second statement MEGARRITY, 8 May 1917: 'I saw Gibson killed in our front line trenches at Fleurbaix about 4 p.m. in the evening of 19th July, '16. He was killed by a shell and blown to pieces.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GIBSON William Bernard
Red Cross file 1160214