Saturday 2 May 2009

Corporal Edward Gibson, MM

Born on 18 July 1876 in Airdria, Scotland - husband of Lucinda Gibson, Collingwood, Ontario - father of Private Abram Lawson Gibson (number 642149) - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Collingwood, Ontario, trade as driller, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 157th Battalion, CEF, in Collingwood, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 642674) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 7 September 1918: "For gallantry as a stretcher bearer during Scarpe Operations, Sept 1st and 2nd 1918."

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