Thursday 7 May 2009

Private William Patterson Gibson

Born on 28 August 1892 in Glasgow, Scotland - son of Mrs. Mary Wright, Glasgow, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as baggage man, no current military service, previously served in the 41st Regiment (two years), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 25 January 1915 (number 410497) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 11 February 1917 - invalided to England on 16 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

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