Sunday 3 May 2009

Private Thomas Gibbs

Born on 15 January 1897 in London, England - son of Mrs. Alice Gibbs, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 August 1915 (number 144277) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 1 March 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.D.22), France.

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